One of the perks of plugging away at a website for a number of years, and building up your audience, is that you end up connecting with lots of interesting people and being presented with a variety of interesting opportunities. Once such “opportunity” which recently fell into my lap was an offer from “High Caliper Growing Systems” to test out one of their “Compost Sak” fabric composting bags. As it turns out, they ended up sending me TWO to play with, so I am pretty stoked about the situation!
Needless to say, one of my compost saks will be used as a vermicomposting system. I’m curious to see how effective these bags are when used in this manner. My suspicion is that it will work very well since there is lots of room (they claim more than 100 gallons) and everything should remain well oxygenated. I think it will be even MORE fun to combine compost tumbling with Compost Sak vermicomposting, so this is likely where a lot of my tumbler “gold” will end up over the next couple of months.
What I’d like to do with my other Compost Sak is turn it into a potato tower! Some may recall that I didn’t have much success with my last potato tower attempt, but I’m pretty sure the problem was that I was trying to get the plants to grow well in an active vermicomposting system. Clearly, some types of crops do a lot better in that sort of environment than others! This time, while I’ll certainly be using lots of vermicompost in my soil mix, I won’t be trying to maintain a population of Red Worms.
Anyway – as always, I will be sure to keep everyone posted!