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In the Beginning, There Were Worms. . .

May 10, 2011 Julie

Picking a spot for garden. Check. Rototill. Check. Involve Worm Guy. Check.

This is the beginning of Home Made’s garden (it’s the dirt part right before the barn). I know it doesn’t look like much right now but I wanted to show you a photo before things really start happening!

You see, a few weeks ago at one of Home Made’s weekly Yarn Club gatherings, it came up that several people were interested in collaborating on a garden to share food + labor. Great idea, right?! (Yes, I’m very excited because there’s a greater chance these plants will receive the proper amount of water if I’m not the sole caretaker).

This first year, we are keeping it small so it’s manageable. But, already, I’m starting to see the potential here and am learning a lot about gardening. Like, last night I learned about vermicomposting thanks to Jim Hutchinson of Cape May Organics. He’s helping us get this project off the ground, which includes helping us naturally fertilize with “worm poop tea”, also known as liquid “Black Gold.”

If you want to learn more about this “worm poop tea,” talk to Jim at Cape May Organics. You can find their Facebook page here.

And, here’s some more info about vermicomposting to hold you over on worm poop talk until next time!

Thanks for your help, Jim!


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