Friday, September 10, 2004


Yesterday my Worm Bin celebrated it's 3-month birthday! You know what that means - party time!! Just kidding. It means that it's almost time to harvest the usable compost. I will quit adding scraps for a while, and give the worms a chance to eat all the stuff in there. I do need to make sure there is still bedding for the worms to crawl around in. They like to move away from the "castings". Since it's their bodily waste, it's not quite appealing to them. Then comes the fun task of separating thousands of Worms from all the lovely compost they have created.
I am very excited to see how well my plants do from the amazing nutritive powers of the compost. I have a few plants that need a booster, they look quite hungry. The soil looks sad and crusty, even after I water them, and they have been asking me "When is it time to eat?". I sadly tell them "Please wait just a little longer!"
A fun thing happened in my kitchen. I had a giant piece of ginger sitting out for a while and it started to sprout. It seemed like a fun experiment so I planted in the dirt, and it's really thriving. Ginger is a root like a potato, and it seemed very much like when an old potato that never got cooked starts to sprout those interesting alien-like formations, excepted it was really pretty not really funny. I looked a pictures of full-grown ginger plants and they are beautiful.
One more thing: I am really bad at computer stuff and I don't know why my pictures don't work, so I stopped putting them up. Also, figuring out how to change the way the page looked seemed like a chore. Looking at code makes me want to poke my eyes out. So all the fancy stuff is on hold for a while. I am super busy right now, but will get to that when I can! Thanks for understanding!!


At September 10, 2004 at 11:56 AM, Blogger Maria said...

YAY! happy birthday! I'm glad you posted this. It reminded me that it is almost time to harvest my compost too!!

At January 5, 2006 at 11:04 PM, Anonymous Saul said...

I once had a spike of ginger that ended up several feet tall...


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