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June 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Wicking Bed Experiment UPDATE March 20, 2015

Wicking Bed Experiment

So I used our neighbor’s old kiddie pool to try a proof of concept this summer.  A Wicking bed is simply an enclosed reservoir of water over which you put a growing medium and grow stuff.  It is supposed to be low water use and the research I found was intriguing enough to want to try it!

So, figuring the easiest and…


Added by Liz & Dan on June 19, 2012 at 10:00am — 59 Comments

passive vermi-culture

people often ask if we vermi-compost ... the first answer is ... it depends on what your definition of vermi-composting is? ...


here are a few photos of a worm nesting site we found the other day ... on top of 6 mil black plastic ... on the edge condition of the 'wild perimeter' (where these worms originated - hint: undisturbed + uncultivated) ... adjacent to, but not…


Added by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden on June 9, 2012 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

Garden Battle II

I feel like I've taken over the forum lately but I have been doing so much hunting and work towards getting the yard where I want it. I've now contacted two companies about getting free tree mulch. I'm on the list for free fill dirt with another company. And I'm hunting like mad for urbanite (broken concrete) and I'm having a lot of trouble with it. I can't believe how hard it is proving. I would think companies would want to save on the dump fees and give away broken concrete. The hardest…


Added by Erica (Dawnfire) on June 5, 2012 at 4:34pm — 5 Comments


I learned of someone who has chickens and roosters who were abondoned and since there are also chick. If anyone is interested call Janet at 602-615-9630. This is a freeby and a blessing!

Added by Judith Levin on June 5, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

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