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ATP Podcast #27: A Double Header - Squash and Vermicomposting

By dave
July 18, 2013

In today's episode of the ATP podcast, Dave and Trish discuss at length the wonderful world of growing winter squash. We'll discuss our favorite varieties, how to store them, and how to eat them. We also talk all about composting with worms.

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dormantsrule
Jul 18, 2013 8:32 AM CST
I just rcvd some clumps of 'Don't Know Jack' from Maryott's and are planted in 3 different beds. They're all the same size and
I will feed one with store bought worm castings, one with alfalfa pellets, one with milorganite and will report back next year.

I wonder how often worms need to be checked on as I'm not home much and has prevented me from vermicomposting.
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dave
Jul 18, 2013 8:48 AM CST

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You can ignore them for what seems like forever. I once went over 2 months without opening the lid of a worm bin. When I opened it, they were happy with a huge population and nearly all their cardboard was gone. I harvested the castings and gave them new bedding and they kept going.
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dormantsrule
Jul 18, 2013 9:32 AM CST
Thanks much and I'm dragging up the Rubbermaid Tote from basement to drill. If you were top dressing 700 daylilies how many gallons of castings would you need?
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Trish
Jul 18, 2013 9:44 AM CST

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Quite a bit, I imagine!!

I can solve some of the problem for you and take some off your hands Sticking tongue out Whistling Green Grin!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 18, 2013 10:35 AM CST

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Hilarious!
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dormantsrule
Jul 19, 2013 8:57 AM CST
Trish - sent you a tmail. Sorry for all the questions so my last one is it okay to start this now in 98 degree heat or should I wait?
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