holes on demand!
Originally posted 9-12-11
Preparing Fall Container GardenI volunteered to make narrow holes in the potting soil of our self-watering containers, but I was turned down flat. It’s frustrating for one as talented as me in hole-digging to be passed over. Ol’ Bill opted instead for an old sailing tool to do the job. O.K., O.K. I know my holes can’t be classified as “narrow”, but what I lack in precision I make up for in enthusiasm.
Preparing Fall Container Garden
If you don't possess one of these uncommon tools, you can make one by cutting off a baseball bat up from the narrow end. Round off the end. It should reach down 2/3 of the container depth.
Adding Organic Fertilizer to ContainersAfter drilling the holes, Ol’ Bill filled them with 50/50 mixture of Pure Black Castings™ and VermaMax®. He added VermaPlex® to the water reservoir and let it perk. Our containers are now ready for planting those heirloom tomato seedlings we picked up from the old-timers.
Next, our heirloom tomatoes and the yurt pics as promised. For now, I think I’ll go practice “precision hole digging”.
Container Garden Fertilizer Resources:
About Worm Castings : Articles and use/application guides.
Pure Black Castings ™: Certified organic, OMRI listed 99.9% pure worm castings
VermaPlex ®: Liquid soil inoculant made from these organic worm castings
VermaMax®: Organically composted chicken litter. For extra nitrogen and 6% Calcium.