During the winter, microbes and earthworms stay busy converting this mixture into rich compost. You have "created soil" so to speak, just like the automatic process occurring on the forest floor.
Next time....Easy way to create new fertile garden beds where grass is growing....
Wishing you and yours a wonderful and full-filling (from your bountiful organic garden!) Thanksgiving Day.
From all of us at Organic Garden Works (Monroe Works)
I mean, sports fields are played upon, rolled over, spread on our skin and up our noses. We eat this stuff, whether we're winning the game or getting our a** beaten. Our kids are out there, for heaven's sake. Doesn't it make sense to think about what we're treating the grass with? Shouldn't we be trying to limit the poison we and our kids are exposed to? Ya think?
Fortunately, organic fertilizer is no longer relegated to the fringes - the "tree huggers" and aging hippy "back-to-the-lander's". It's catching on with schools, organizations, and municipalities. Organic grass and turf fertilizers are easier to find, their cheaper to use, and they're good for us and our soils. So get with it and consider a switch to organic turf care.
Pure Black Castings and VermaPlex Combo: Certified organic, safe, non-toxic.
Call it turf, lawn, pasture - it's all grass. A good dose of slow release, organic fertilizer after all that hard work of growing through the summer is just what your grass needs to recover it's strength. Renewed, it can concentrate on expanding and deepening the root system over the winter, making your grass healthier and stronger for next summer's heat.
What's the best way to provide slow release organic fertilizer and at the same time give your grass a good dose of nutrients right away? In a nutshell, apply Pure Black Castings™ followed by VermaPlex® in the spring. Then apply VermaPlex® again in two weeks. In the fall, apply VermaPlex® (if you didn't do the spring worm castings application, do it now). Here are fertilizer application instructions in a convenient chart: Turf Lawn Fertilizer Schedule.
Following this lawn-turf-grass fertilizing regime will not only produce lush, healthy grass, but vastly improve your soil's micro-biotic life and tilth.
The worm castings provide slow release, organic fertilizer, contain microbes to keep your soil alive and healthy, and help retain moisture. The VermaPlex® proves immediate nutrition. And thus eliminating the one slam against organic fertilizer made by chemical fertilizer proponents: organic fertilizer, being "slow", doesn't make nutrients available to the plants fast enough.
Now On Sale - Convenient Combo: 40 Pounds Pure Black Castings™ and 1 Gallon VermaPlex®.
So, we're jumping on the Vertical Gardening trend. We're also going to do it mostly hydroponicly, using perlite as our soil-less medium and VermaPlex ® added to the water supply for the fertilizer. Occasionally, we'll add some liquid VermaMax ® as a nitrogen booster (liquid VermaMax® will be available soon). For our non-hydroponic plants (like beefsteak tomatoes) we'll still use organic worm castings Pure Black Castings™ in the potting soil mix.
Our vertical garden will also be self-watering. Self-watering worked wonders for us and we feel vertical gardening takes the self-watering gardening system to the next level of efficiency. Less, space, less labor, increased yields, fewer problems means more time for other activities (like digging holes for no apparent reason.)
Next: Now that the shade yurt is completed, we'll be building our plant towers and watering system.
It took some doing, but here it is:
After the yurt was put up, we discovered the roof ring separated and needed some screws. Would have been much easier before it was put up, but then ol' Bill would have missed out on hanging onto the ladder with his toes.
The clamps come out when the glue dries.
See that nice shaded corner? That's where I'm headed right now....
Next: Putting landscape edgers under the legs....another thing that would have been easier before putting it up.
a blog by a dog
See those little daylilies growing off from the sides of your plants? Snap them off and transplant to expand your garden for free. Here's how.
Fill 5 inch containers with potting soil mix.
Break offshoots off when several leaves develop and there are some rudimentary roots forming.
And there you go - expand your daylily garden for free.
Pure Black Castings™: Certified Organic Worm Castings created using only organic materials.
VermaMax®: Chicken Litter organically composted using VermaPlex®.
VermaPlex®: Created from Certified Organic Pure Black Castings™. Innoculate your garden soil and your compost heap.
Organic Fertilizer Information: Find use/application guides and Monroe Works.