Category: Extra Notes

worm cocoons

A Worm Cocoon Has Been Born (Sort of)

A Worm Cocoon has been deposited and who wins… Euros or Reds? We are pleased to announce the arrival of eggs.  Or should I say ‘we are pleased to announce the depositing of a worm...

Flower

They Say It’s Summer!

According to the calendar, we are now in the middle of summer. (We had the obligatory family discussion about the 21st June – is it Midsummer or the first day of summer? I go for...

worm farm

Worms in Residence and Bokashi Success

Well, the worms arrived in a little brown box inside of which was a plastic takeaway food container with holes in the lid. The worms were quite happily squirming around in this, under some...

Worm Farm Here at Last

Our worm farm arrived and now it is time to assemble it and set it up ready for our worms. Got back from an extended period away from the inter-net and computers to find...

Bokashi composting

Disaster Strikes – Bokashi Bombs!

I am really annoyed with myself. My Bokashi has not been an outstanding success, I am sad to say. The process has failed – or I have failed the process, more like. As I...

composting FAQ's

FAQ’S – Frequently Asked Questions

  When reading all the thousands of words written about composting, I found that certain questions cropped up again and again. Here is a small sample of these FAQ’S (frequently asked questions,) the answers...

Winter blossom tree

The Thrill of Winter (not)

And so the winter grinds on. We are so lucky, here in Kent.  No ‘weather events’,  at least so far. Just grey skies with the odd blue day to let us know that there...

Dead or Dormant?

At last, after a wait of almost 6 months, we are about to move into our new house! (banging of drums, stage off)  It is a nightmare purchasing a house here, but finally, we...

Allotment

Awesome Allotments

I do not have a garden at this time, so I was thrilled when a friend’s brother-in-law agreed to let me visit his allotment and even to do a little work in it.  Don’t...

Compost – Can be a Danger to Your Health!

Compost – Can be a Danger to Your Health!

On the 30th May, the Daily Telegraph reported that the contents of a back-yard compost bin had burst into flames which quickly spread to the back of the house, doing considerable damage.  Grass cuttings...