There has been a lot going on in my garden these days. And not to spam you guys with too much posts, I decided to put them all in one.
I read that it is better to separate the juveniles and cocoons from the mature worms. Because worms reproduce depending on their habitat. The more space they have, the more they will reproduce. I already have 2 worm bins, so I searched for worm cocoons in the worm factory to put them in the other (larger) worm bin. The worms that are in the worm factory are only mature worms.
After collecting the cocoons, I went to put them in their new home. And I collected the mature worms from that bin to put them in the worm factory. So only the juveniles and cocoons stay in there.
Now let’s wait for the worms to keep reproduce. Every 3 weeks I’ll check for more worm cocoons.
As I already wrote in an earlier article, I started growing some tilapia.
Those Tilapia eat a lot. Every 3 hours or so, I feed them. And they eat everything. But they don’t eat at night. Only during the day.
Yesterday I learned about vermiponics. This is almost the same as aquaponics. But in here you don’t use fish, you use worms to provide nutrients for the plants. The names is a combination of hydroponics and vermicompost.
Tomorrow I’ll start experimenting with this system. I’ll turn my mini aquaponics system into a vermiponics. It will be an aquaponics and vermiponics. Because right now, the guppies will stay in there.
Today I harvested Pak Choi and Lettuce for the first time to taste them.
They said that the Pak Choi tasted really good (I haven’t tasted it myself). And the lettuce was good too (this one I did taste).
This is the Pak Choi before I harvested them.
Using my own worm tea
After I’ve harvested my Pak Choi and Lettuce, they haven’t had a lot of leaves. So I’m going to add worm tea to the plants to boost their growth so they can get their leaves back.
A few new plants
I started growing a few plants in a raised bed and a few in a half drum. Mostly tomatoes.