Firstly, I have to do a little bragging. The largest of our watermelons that I've been photographing finally matured and was ready to harvest. I'd been checking the spoon for a while and I was glad to see that it had finally browned off. The main reason being that if this puppy grew any bigger, I wouldn't be able to pick it up! So here she is, all 15.5 kgs of her
The main topic of this post though is worm farms. We first started with a worm farm five or six years ago, but strangely, I only recently feel like I've really got the knack of it. It seems simple enough - throw your kitchen scraps in there and collect worm juice. But I'e struggled with too dry, too wet, worms dying, maggot infestations - you name it. I've barely used the castings as they've hardly created any and have just had a little diluted worm juice. Being an incurably optimistic person, I even set up a second farm but that seemed to perform worse that the first. In the last few months, however, I seem to have turned a corner. The key piece of information for me was that worms don't eat on the surface, but several centimetres below.