For all of my faithful blog watchers, today you will learn a new word: vermicompost.
Vermicompost (also called worm compost, vermicast, worm castings, or worm manure) is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by some species of earthworm. Vermicompost is a nutrient-rich, natural fertilizer and soil conditioner.
Suzie and I have approximately two pounds of worms working for us to produce vermicompost. In a few months we should have a dark, rich, substance to use in our vegetable garden that will thrill our wee little plants.
By the way the picture above is totally unrelated to this post. I just thought it was cool. It is a large rock that is covered in barnacles and mussels (the mussels are the black things). The green is seaweed that has been washed ashore.
Bush Point (my neighborhood) Update:
- Our three rows of peas have made it to the light.
- We have recently introduced four cherry trees, two pear trees, a peach tree, a goumi berry tree, two apple trees, and six blueberry bushes to 307 Spyglass.
- Stacy and I have decided to try riding the free transit to and from work to save money ($3.65/gal. today)
- I met a local chocolatier, who had just been to italy for a series of chocolate workshops. Her 850 lb order of Italian chocolate is on its way to Whidbey by freighter.