Thursday, February 02, 2012

Compost Alive!

Our two plastic worm composting bins are getting rather full. I should have done some emptying in fall, but never got around to it. Worm compost is still great for the indoor houseplants though, and I had a big hole to fill in the banana plant pot. After being away for a few days last week, I came home to find this green mass at the bottom of the banana trees. A multitude of tomato and squash/cucumber seedlings have pushed their way up towards sunshine. The composted material in the worm boxes doesn't exact heat up enough to kill seeds, but that's okay. It's all just kitchen scraps and not weeds.

Of course, I can't give them all a home, so they'll have to go back to being compost material when I pull them up. In related activity, I purchased my vegetable, herb, and annual flower seeds today. I buy online from Stokes and T&M. I got a fair quantity of cosmos seeds for direct seeding, hoping to fill an entire bed with them. I experimented with a few last year and they did well. Best of all, they flower until frost and are some of the greatest flowers in the fall garden. Blue cornflower is also an easy one, and I bought a short variety for the edges of my raised beds. The fun begins for another year.


Garden seeds said...

Thanks for the post mate you have written it very well.

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