|Doin’ The Dirt was a gardening series that ran in my first blog, ‘ A Guy Called Bloke, from 2018 to 2022, when the blog closed. Willow Garden is a series exclusive to the Earthly Comforts blog only.|
|Suze the Worm Farmer Sieving!|
|Who Woulda Thunka it?|
Sometimes minor things can surprise me profoundly more than huge things! I say little, but it’s not a small event either. It’s pretty large, most distinctly significant too!
Things are changing how l garden, Suze gardens and we garden. Not so much style per se, but more along the lines of traits or personality progressions.
Suze used to be a very keen green-fingered gardener. She still is – and l used to be hyper-focused on brown gardening; l still am and still do. But we also now like different things as well. I am keen to start growing more green, and Suze is eager to try browner!
I never thought l would see the days when Suze was enthusiastic about working with worm farming, and yet she is, and not just in the way of helping me out occasionally, but getting into it too! Truly intrigued by the whole subject!
We have a busy week ahead, or instead, l do, to begin with, having just finished sorting out the harvest sieve off of the two New Zealand actual compost units and thinking l wouldn’t be back for another week – that’s not the case! I will start to sieve off again over the next few days, draw off the worm stocks, and keep them separate from the compost.
Next weekend Suze and l will be harvesting off worm farms one and four, and l will then add the additional compost worms stocks to them, divided as evenly as l can.
The plan to move the compost operation out of Willow garden is my priority, and l hope that either 1] an allotment comes up soon or 2] l can arrange to use a piece of another person’s allotment to create compost for us both at least till an allotment becomes available to Suze and myself.
But l want to turn the space the composters currently occupy into a working garden, so first things first mean l need not have deliberate breeding worm stocks in the compost boxes. They must be transferred to active farm units, and the composters must become just composters!
It is not rocket science, yet bizarrely, it sometimes reads that way!
So it’s another busy week ahead.
|I have so much going on at present but l will write on this later, so in the meantime l’ll leave you with some garden shots!|
|Feature Image – Close up of Fushia Flower|
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