Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Since....

I don't know WHERE I'll be but pretty much what the housing situation will be come planting time (okay, so maybe not this year...but I do know I'll be in the same place next year) I've been eyeballing some stuff to make on-the-go gardening a little easier.

I'm diggin' this Worm Factory 360 and checking out the smaller (ie less expensive) models they have too.  Reviews seem pretty well on the positive side, so it's on the wishlist but not a definate buy.  Seems that it would travel well...just what to do with it should we be station not Stateside in say 4 years....since it's not a definate buy, I won't worry.  I also like the idea of the EarthBox system, but have the stuff on hand to do that already.  Some window boxes that I've had for a good long while, some twine and dow rods...simple, effective and cheap.  And I totally see a Mini-Garden Stacker hanging/sitting in my kitchen window, loaded with herbs...yeah.

My list from Baker Creek is complete and I'm ready to put in that order...as soon as the "put away" fund is large enough to handle it.  Should be alright soon enough, then I play the sit and wait game...trying to decide if I should start them and risk damage in a long move or just hold them for next year...oh, the decisions.

3 comments:

Mayberry said...

Since you will be "pot" farming (not whacky weed), you'll most likely be using potting soil? So the "worm farm" is kinda not necessary I would think. I know military housing, especially for "enlisted pukes", is kinda fussy about digging up garden plots and such.... But maybe things have changed since I was in...

Ozark Momma said...

True on the pot farming not needing worms but we're holding out hope for a yard which as long as it's not a mess we can pretty much do whatever to...least that's how it was in housing in Germany...they actually encouraged a garden in the yard (which was a bit surprising). Keeping the fingers crossed that it's so here, but prepared with pots just in case!

madmaddy said...

I have a lidded Rubbermaid 'worm box' that I have been using for three years now. It is simple and cheap. I just drilled a couple holes in the sides for air, and several in the bottom for drainage. I use an extra lid to catch any worm tea the leaks out, but I've not had much of that. I just throw some veggie/ fruit scraps in there every now and then and it just works fine. I worked all of last years worm dirt into my small raised bed. I do add a scant handful of the compost to my house plants who love it dearly. I also added some to my potted veggies on the deck.

I am jonesing big time to get planting stuff, but its a balmy 28 degrees right now, and I don't even have a decent Southern facing window to start stuff :( I did see at our local BiMart, a nifty green house for $89. Its 74X49?X74 and is a sturdy frame covered with a heavy duty plastic reinforced cover. The shelves are a little flimsy, but can be strengthen. What I like about it is it can be broken down easily for transport. Also, if the cover wears out, you can always use a clear bit of poly instead. It is something I will be getting soon.

Take care
Jen

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