Monday, March 8, 2010

Worms and Weekends

Jo Hunter Adams

Our hotel weekend was wonderful. 15th floor. Indoor swimming pool. Totally free luxury. The only downside was that Eug's iPod disappeared (fell out of his pocket?) while we were walking around the city. He loved that iPod so much it had it's own pillow in our bed.

And when we returned yesterday, it was time for a worm rotation. This is basically when I harvest compost from the bottom of the two worm bins, move the top bin to the bottom, and start a new bin. The idea is that the worms will work on the food in the bin below, and when food starts to become more scarce, they'll be able to move freely into the top bin. Theoretically, this means that you should be able to harvest the compost on the bottom without digging through worms. Theoretically. I was reminded that I am still a little freaked out by worms...

Eug and I also planted some of our Seeds of Change seeds yesterday. I tend to plant WAY to many seedlings, and find it totally impossible to say goodbye to the extras, so this year I'm trying to be different. I also kept all these melon seeds from our share, hoping that I can get them to germinate this year. I'm thinking of planting them outside and just waiting to see what happens.

3 comments:

Danny said...

I planted the first of my seeds yesterday too, and I do the same thing: plant a whole bunch, and then prove unable to thin them at all. I know, I know, the stronger ones would be healthier with more room, and I have limited space in the garden... but look at those little seedlings! How could I just pull them up and toss them away?!

This year I'm hoping to be able to give away the extra ones.

Connie said...

i crammed spring bulbs together when i planted them last fall - not sure if any flowers will poke out this spring, but sure hoping the warmer weather will coax them along! (and being squished close together should help them keep warm, right?? :p)

Jo said...

Connie, your aloe made it through the winter! I keep on planning to do something medicinal with it, but I can't bring myself to take a leaf.

I would love to see the bulbs :). I think they'll make it...