Soil biodiversity reflects the mix of living organisms in the
soil. These organisms interact with one another and with
plants and small animals forming a web of biological
activity. Continue reading “What is Soil Biodiversity”
With the popularity of composting for green living and pesticide free growing it’s no wonder worm castings have become so popular.
The process is pretty simple, all local compost is fed to our resident earthworms. They digest the organic materials and the resulting manure is known as worm castings.
Continue reading “Local Worm Castings! Worms digest horse manure and create organic fertilizer.”
As we all know cannabis is a weed. It’s a very versatile, adaptive plant species that could grow in the cracks of pavement in the sidewalk. One of the amazing things about our sacred plant is the more you nurture it, the more it can and will give back to you.
I see a lot of good cannabis, but not so much memorable amazing cannabis — I would like to see more. One reason I believe I see this is many talented growers stick to what they know and/or what works for them. While it’s true many growers improve their methods over time through research and trial and error, I still think some lack diversity in what they give their plants and miss out on really pushing the limits from good to great or even amazing cannabis that is memorable.
Continue reading “Feeding/Fertilizing Cannabis to Maximize Quality and Quantity”
By JIM ROBBINS
SONOMA, Calif. — Under rows of old chicken sheds, Jack Chambers has built an empire of huge metal boxes filled with cattle manure and millions of wriggling red worms.
“My buddies all had planes and boats,” said Mr. Chambers, 60, a former airline pilot. “I have a worm farm.”
Continue reading “Worms Produce Another Kind of Gold for Central Coast Growers”
Vermicomposting is not just for large scale outdoor farming.
With the popularity of composting for green living and pesticide free growing it’s no wonder worm castings have become so popular for any form of growing. Worm castings are not only organic, but do not burn roots like some chemical fertilizers which is ideal for indoor and potted plants. Some tests have shown castings have 5 times more Nitrogen, 7 times more phosphate, 11 times more Potash and 3 times more Magnesium.
Continue reading “Worm castings for Indoor plants.”
Featured in Register-Pajaronian’s Focus On Ag Section
By: JOHANNA MILLER
WATSONVILLE — With the growing demand for organic alternatives in every aspect of agriculture, it is no surprise that worm castings have grown so popular with growers in recent years.
Continue reading “Watsonville’s Whiskey Hill Soils offers organic worm castings”
Worm tea may not sound too appetizing but your plants will really love it. You can buy this amazing organic fertilizer here in Watsonville at Whiskey Hill Soils. Worm tea lets you fertilize without adding bulk to your soil and water your garden with something really “nutritious” for your plants. Your garden will practically jump up and shout “Hallelujah!” when fertilized with worm castings tea, and you will be amazed at the growth and flowering that results.
Continue reading “How to Make Worm Castings Tea”
There are more than 2,700 different types of earthworms residing on the planet.
Earthworms are often known to be workhorses in the garden, helping to aerate and fertilize the soil while filling it with nutrients. Continue reading “Fun facts about the earthworm!”