Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

The Worm Composting Guide
This Worm Composting Guide has all the information you need for growing happy, successful worms and reducing your kitchen garbage to black gold. The site has tips for getting started, equipment to purchase or make, type of worms to use, and best of all, a troubleshooting guide.

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The Worm Factory
This is the Cadillac of bins. It is made of heavy recycled plastic and comes with a base, four stacking trays, a spigot for draining off excess liquid (worm tea), and a cover with feeding instructions printed right on it. This composter is supposed to handle about 5 pounds of food a week. The Worm Factory is available for about $100 through the NGA Garden Shop (


Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Water Hibiscus"