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Ask Brian….You can trust him…He’s from OZ!

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Hi all,

First off, my apologies for not posting for a while. Today it’s back to basics. I’ve had quite a number of new subscribers recently most of whom have little experience with “worming.” Since education is a big part of what I like to do, I thought a comprehensive list of questions would be in order. Enter Brian Donaldson. Brian hails from Australia and is a heavy hitter in the world of worms. I was going to put my own FAQ together, but when I asked Brian if I could use some of his material he was quick to oblige. So, rather than re-invent the wheel I’m putting up Brian’s amazing bit of writing. Click here to access Worm Farming Frequently Asked Questions to get started. Give it a look. You won’t be disappointed.

Its that time of year again

Ok ‘Cyclers.

So, you’ve been using your WormCycle castings all summer and now the harvest is coming in. Tomatoes, red and meaty, Zucchini’s as long as your arm, and Zinnias up to your knees. Well, now what. The season is rapidly closing and you have some worm castings left over. What should you do with them? Well, there is one planting period left. As the cooler weather looms, consider some late season vegetables, and Mums. Now is the time for decorating your house with the colors of fall. If you live on the western side of Detroit, Willow Greenhouse is a great place to start. They’ve been very kind to WormCycle and have been selling A LOT of castings. For those of you who are interested, we will be setting up an end of season sale of our worm castings. When it’s time to clean our your beds, that is an ideal time to add WormCycle to your soils in preparation for next springs plantings. So, stay tuned. I’ll be back here in a few days with sale information and some ideas on how to prep your soils for the winter.

Bugs under your feet

So, by now we all know that getting microbes into our soil is what we’re after. These critters are essential to the growth and well being of plants, and by extension, us. There are many ways to do this. We happen to use worms. Here is an article that gives a nice overview of the cast of characters we have come to know and love.

 

 

 

Kiss the Ground

Hi Everyone,

We’ve been busy over the last couple of months and haven’t spent nearly enough time with all of you. Our new Composter is up to speed and producing more VC than ever. 60 thousand worms will do that. They’re eating almost faster than I can feed them! We’ve had a lot of new visitors to our site, and I can’t thank you enough for helping spread the word about WormCycle. Remember, subscribe here and we’ll discount your next purchase. For those of you who enjoy short videos, here’s a cool one that nicely sums up the complex interplay between plant roots and the microscopic life that is so important to healthy soil. Thanks and enjoy. And give these guys a look.

Kiss the Ground

 

 

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