Friday, August 28, 2009

Worm Works .....Another Update

I can almost hear you saying yuk at this picture, it looks like.... well I'll leave that to your imagination...and you wouldn't be far wrong!

It has taken nearly seven months for my worms to start producing this 'Leachate' which is rich in organic matter and plant nutrients. Diluted (one part leachate to one part water) for house plants. So I'm now hoping to have some good looking house plants!

Of course, I could make 'compost tea' by using a cup of well processed castings in a gallon of water. You mix and leave overnight and then use within twelve hours. I might try this next Spring as it's still going to take a long time until I have enough actual compost to use on the garden.


Related Posts:
Tom on the Prowl + Worm Update
Worm Works Update-2
Worm Works Original Composting
Why I can't wait for Monday


Archives:
2008: Never mind Twenty Wishes-My wish was granted!
2007: What kind of frog or work of art are you

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9 Comments:

At 28/8/09 10:24, Blogger willowtree said...

You use an old square rigged sailing ship to make tea? That seems a bit overboard.

 
At 28/8/09 11:38, Blogger ChrisB said...

oops LOL I should read what I write more closely.

 
At 28/8/09 11:40, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT just testing, glad you are awake.

 
At 28/8/09 12:34, Blogger karisma said...

Wow! That is pretty amazing! I have to admit the worm farm was one of my gardening failures! The worms reproduced and then somehow escaped on me. I think the dogs may have let them out! Thats my story and Im sticking to it!

 
At 28/8/09 22:12, Blogger wendishness said...

It's a great way to do it I think!

 
At 29/8/09 01:31, Anonymous Swampy said...

I give my dogs pills for that.

 
At 29/8/09 09:28, Blogger ChrisB said...

Karisma I must confess I didn't appreciate how long it would actually take but if I'd thought about it ordinary composting takes ages for things to rot down. At least I now have the 'worm juice'!

Swampy you probably think I'm mad and need pills!!!

 
At 30/8/09 11:06, Blogger MarmiteToasty said...

my compost bin is almost 2 years in the making and its still not ready or even enough for me garden LOL but it aint posh like your wormery.....
x

 
At 31/8/09 12:53, Blogger •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

we have worms too but I wasn't sure how to use my castings as a compost tea...
I will have to check the metric conversions.

word veification = 'riskit'

 

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