We have had beautiful weather these past couple days. With the nice weather, I finally had a chance to go outside and start digging in the dirt until it was too dark to see. I loved it and I truly missed it. I love having my boots caked with mud, my jeans and shirt covered in dirt. I love that when my husband walks by me, he takes care to wipe the dirt from my face.
What I love more is that my daughter thinks that the garden is her playground. She literally rolls around in the freshly tilled soil. Buries herself in the dirt. I love the fact that the garden is just as much a part of her as it is me. She is my gardening partner.
This year, my daughter and I have decided that we need to have a worm farm. She was making worm homes out of broken pots and dirt. I figured it was time to expand and give her a learning experience. Traditionally I would make my own and from what I researched the process seems pretty easy. I have to admit that I am very tempted to just buy one that is already made and go from there.
I have heard that you can also place 5 gallon buckets throughout the garden with holes in the bottom which allows the worms to go out into the soil and fertilize along the way. I would love to know if this works well so if any of you out there reading this have any advice please let me know.
I want to do something that is as easy as possible as my time is limited. Especially during the summer. Is a prebuilt one the way to go as far as sorting the castings and the tea? I would love advice on where to start, what to do, etc. I have access to an unlimited supply of composted cow and horse poo but I would rather not shovel and haul if I can avoid it. Vermicomposting at home seems like the way to go.