It’s been a while since I posted an update on my outdoor vermiponics system. I haven’t really done much with it since setting it up other than adding some alpaca manure over top, and a thin layer of grass clippings, so I can’t say I’m too surprised by the lack of exciting results.
That being said, it did produce a respectable crop of basil (which, as you can see is starting to flower), and we’ll be making a nice batch of pesto with that this weekend! The grape tomato plant did very poorly, and I have little doubt that this is simply due to the fact that there wasn’t enough fertilizer power in the bed for the amount of space it had to occupy.
A small “weed” lettuce plant popped up back in July (almost certainly from a seed that hadn’t germinated in my indoor bed) but it hasn’t done much since then.
I would like to try some other leafy greens such as kale once the basil has been removed, but I think I’d better conduct a pretty thorough cleaning of the bed first – will be a good opportunity to see how the worm population is doing!