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Today John the Farmer made a worm farm.

Half Drum

Half Drum

1) Take a half drum and drill holes in the bottom for drainage.

Sticks or Stones

Sticks or Stones

2) Place sticks or stones in the bottom to help with drainage. (You don’t want the holes clogging up with muck.)

Leaves

Leaves

3) Place a layer leaves on top of the sticks.

Bad News

Bad News

4) Alternately layer newspaper and leaves. Remember to water thoroughly between layers. The newspaper will keep the leaves from drying out and the worms will eat the newspaper.

Worms

Worms

5) Add worms. You can dig them up in your garden especially after rain. This is where you recycle bad news into good news !

Kitchen Scraps

Kitchen Scraps

6) Add kitchen scraps. Worms will compost most scraps except for citrus peels.

Stand

Stand

7) I used this old trolley to stand the farm on, and placed a tray underneath to collect the worm tea.

Worm Farm

Worm Farm

8) The worm tea is an excellent compost that can be used directly in the nursery or on your veggies. Remember not to let your worm farm dry out.

Happy Worm Farming!

 

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Hanging Hessian planter at Towerkop Nursery

Hanging Hessian planter at Towerkop Nursery

Hanging Hessian planter at Towerkop Nursery

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Today John the Farmer planted Coriander/ Dhanya plants in recycled biodegradable pots.

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Today John the Farmer is preparing the beds for spring .

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This to be the first installment in a series of organic farming tips .

1) A sheet mulch of cardboard is put on the soil to preserve soil moisture and prevent weeds from coming up

2) A thick mulch of leaf litter is put on top of this>

3) Branches are placed on top of this to prevent mulch from blowing away. Also to keep the ducks from compacting the soil.

Today John the Farmer made eco-friendly insecticide spray .

Aphid spray

Grating soap

1. Grate half a bar of green soap .

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Add Sodium Bicarbonate

2. Add 1 tablespoon Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking soda)

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Add Jeyes fluid

3. Add 2 tablespoons Jeyes fluid.

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Add water

4. Add 20l water .

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Decant

5. Mix well and decant into spray bottle .

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Spray pests

6. Spray as required . It Works !

Pictures @charlzero