As touched on in my last “Beast” update, I decided that my VB48 system was in serious need of an overhaul. I thought I might get to it sometime in the spring, but turning it into a fun business project (also touched on last time) has motivated me to get going with it a fair bit sooner.
For one thing, there are plenty of people (more…)
It’s no secret that my recent introduction to the “seed balls” concept really has me fired up! While I’ve alluded to the fact that this goes beyond a simple interest in seed balls themselves (as cool as I think they are) – I have yet to explain where my kooky brain has gone from there. That’s what we’re going to look at today!
As someone who has had a lot of frustrating experiences with (more…)
During my younger years, one of my geeky hobbies (among many) was growing tropical plants using seeds harvested from fruit my dad would bring home from the supermarket. I clearly remember having success with avacados, pomegranates, papaya, kiwis and dragon fruit – but I’m sure there were others as well.
Obviously – given my location (Ontario, Canada) – I didn’t have any chance of producing an actual fruit-bearing plant, but it was still a lot of fun getting weird things to grow! lol
I was reminded of this recently, thanks to (more…)
Everything has continued to move along beautifully with my Worm Inn Mega system!
I am happy to report that I have been adding ALL the compostable food scraps we are producing (not to mention loads of paper-waste bedding materials), as per my original plan. Not too surprisingly, the system seems to be handling everything just fine.
In my Jan 16th update I shared that I had only added about 30 lb of food waste up to that point (about 2-3 months after starting the system). Well, just to provide you with some perspective – since the time of that (Jan 16th) update – i.e. in one months time – I have already added ~ 42 more pounds of waste! So yeah, it’s safe to say I’ve picked up the pace a bit. lol
Today’s feeding was a bit different. I actually created something more like (more…)
One of the great things about blogging over the years is that it has helped me meet a LOT of really cool/interesting people – people involved in a wide range of fascinating projects/businesses/hobbies etc. One such person is Dr. Blake Ketchum – a new Worm Inn Mega owner who just happened to share a link to her cool little website in a recent email:
What’s hilarious is that while I’d never even heard of seed balls prior to crossing paths with Blake, I’m now borderline-obsessed with the things! As you might guess, this is something that ties in very nicely with vermicomposting.
For those of you as new to this concept as I was a week ago (more…)
Not that September is much better!
As you might guess (me being me), my beautiful “beast” has mostly been neglected during the past 4 or 5 months. Since the “reboot” (discussed in the September post), I really haven’t added all that much in the way of “food”, especially not since starting (more…)