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Last week I brought home the plants for my new summer vegetable garden. I have three varieties of tomato, green peppers and hot cherry peppers, jalepeno, yellow squash and zuchinni, pickling cukes, regular cukes, white onion, red onion and pumpkin. I may try some winter squash and garlic.
I have a little work to do to get my sandy soil ready for the plants. I have a small compost heap, and I 'll use that to amend the soil in my new garden. I'll also add about a yard of nice, rich soil that Pop composted at the greenhouses. I asked how he manages such great compost. He told me to consider composting worms. Pop said an effective compost heap has one special and important ingredient, the red worm, and that any good fertile soil is full of worms.
Pop told me to get in touch with Uncle Jim, who has a great gig going. He's raising worms and providing education and the supplies needed to get worms working in any compost heap and garden. Uncle Jim told me that using organic homemade fertilizers are far more beneficial than using chemicals in lawns and gardens. He also said that composting has a very positive impact on landfills. Since a compost pile is exposed to oxygen by turning and through the use of worms, it produces CO2 instead of methane. In a landfill, waste is buried and doesn't get any oxygen, so it produces methane. I love the idea of using kitchen scraps, yard and garden waste for compost instead of sending it to the landfill.
Uncle Jim has some great composters and worm kits available now. He also suggested I try Red Wiggler worms. Uncle Jim says they are rugged, quick and easy breeders and a fine addition to any home garden or composting project.
red worm composting is in my future!