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Name: Laura
Georgia (Zone 7b)
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Artistwantobe
Mar 26, 2016 9:35 AM CST
I have had the good fortune to attend the first "Permaculture voices" l had been interested in the concept for years. Since then I took a PDC (permaculture design course) now, I am dangerous! I am converting my 40 year old garden into a senior citizen garden with permaculture principals. Wish I had done this 30 years ago when I was young. It is coming along. I started a fledging blog to chronical the journey.



Check out my fledging blog about the journey to convert my garden to permaculture so I can keep gardening thr rest of my life.
[url=www.steps2permaculture.com]www.steps2permaculture.com[/url]
Name: Sam BigDeer
S. Alabama / W. Florida (Zone 8b)
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SamBigDeer
Mar 26, 2016 10:13 AM CST
Glad to meet you, Laura; looking forward to getting to know you..
I read about your endeavors here on the 'ALL-THINGS-PLANTS' Forum...
I did jump over to your blog for a brief cursory look, I'm impressed..
Hang in and keep up the good work,
Sam
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.. - Galileo
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hazelnut
Mar 26, 2016 1:56 PM CST
Welcome. Laura! Its never to late! Im still trying to permaculture-Ize my 3 acres in Alabama.

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hazelnut
Apr 13, 2016 4:34 PM CST
Laura. I love the swales in your food forest. Really a do-able idea. For man-sized swales you might want to look for Dave's backhoe built trenches --in the Permaculture forum.
Coldspring, Texas (Zone 8b)
Plant, watch and learn. My orchard
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ElRanchoNeglecto
May 4, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Laura, I enjoyed your blog of your journey and you mentioned your worm bin. What is your method for harvesting the vermiculture "gold"? I have 2 metal trough bins ready to harvest and concerned about doing the least harm to my critters. Any pointers?
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Name: Laura
Georgia (Zone 7b)
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Artistwantobe
May 5, 2016 5:12 AM CST
Is there any way you can install some hardware cloth, (fine mesh wire) in the middle of the troughs? If you go to my blog and put "worm bin" in the search box, a post with pictures of my worm bin will pop up. I hope! Can't quite figure out how to do the complete link. I will try to upload a image, but the post has a lot of info.

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Yeah, I got some images up. Right now, I need to finish emptying the old side and re-start it. I need the worms to move so I can harvest more worm compost for my garden.
Check out my fledging blog about the journey to convert my garden to permaculture so I can keep gardening thr rest of my life.
[url=www.steps2permaculture.com]www.steps2permaculture.com[/url]
Coldspring, Texas (Zone 8b)
Plant, watch and learn. My orchard
Permaculture
ElRanchoNeglecto
May 7, 2016 11:38 PM CST
Nice! I will try splitting the troughs with hardware cloth and coax the little guys to a fresh side. Thanks Laura!
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
May 8, 2016 8:04 AM CST
For the outdoor worm bins, do you all use red wigglers or a different type? I realize some of you are in warmer climates so that would make a difference in survival.
Coldspring, Texas (Zone 8b)
Plant, watch and learn. My orchard
Permaculture
ElRanchoNeglecto
May 13, 2016 1:17 PM CST
Cindy, I just used the worms from my yard. They seem to be doing the job just fine and multiplying. Our winters are mild with only a few days below freezing so they manage just fine outside. One of the bins is protected slightly in an unheated greenhouse.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
May 13, 2016 3:50 PM CST
My dad would use his yard waste compost pile for worm and nightcrawler supply for fishing. He always had plenty.
Name: Laura
Georgia (Zone 7b)
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Artistwantobe
May 14, 2016 5:29 AM CST
Need to get the worms to move so I can harvest all those worm castings for the garden plants.
I emptied the one side and started it again. I put in some cow manure, a big scoop of worms from the full side, kitchen waste and top it with leaves and/or shredded paper. Wet it down good and wait until the worms go find the food. It doesn't take them long once they run out of food on the other side.
I discovered some scale on my Meyer Lemon. Gave it the last of the worm castings. It is a miracle. Scale disappears!
Check out my fledging blog about the journey to convert my garden to permaculture so I can keep gardening thr rest of my life.
[url=www.steps2permaculture.com]www.steps2permaculture.com[/url]
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
May 14, 2016 7:01 AM CST
Interesting that the worm compost eliminated the scale. And I bet the lemon loved the compost.
Name: Laura
Georgia (Zone 7b)
Prepare your garden for the years a
Organic Gardener Winter Sowing Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Permaculture
Keeper of Poultry Garden Art Beekeeper Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Artistwantobe
May 15, 2016 7:01 AM CST
The Meyer Lemon has plenty to lemons already set. In fact I have been thining them. And It keeps blooming and setting more. It must be the worm compost. Normally it sets lemons in December and January.
Scale is always a issue with citrus. I know I have had to fight it every year with my lemon. Almost lost it one year when the scale got out of hand. Then I accidently discovered that worm compost got rid of it. Saves a lot of time. I have cleaned every leaf and branch with alcohol in the past.
Check out my fledging blog about the journey to convert my garden to permaculture so I can keep gardening thr rest of my life.
[url=www.steps2permaculture.com]www.steps2permaculture.com[/url]
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
May 15, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Do you just top-dress with the compost or work it into the soil? I wonder if worm compost tea sprayed on the plant would have the same effect on the scale?
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
May 18, 2016 12:13 PM CST
My understanding is to never spray worm tea on anything edible.
Oma and Opa Simon
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
May 18, 2016 1:33 PM CST
Plant - I had to look that up because it never occurred to me not to use it on edibles. Thanks for the heads up. Learn something new every day.
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
May 18, 2016 3:01 PM CST
Backtracking here - Freshly Brewed Aerated Worm Tea may be ok if there is no smell (bad bacteria) but never use just the sludge (Leachate) with water.

Oma and Opa Simon
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
May 18, 2016 4:43 PM CST
I do use the sludge, mixed with water, on non-edibles on the soil under the overhang of the house - that dry, dusty soil along the foundation.

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