Monthly Archives: June 2011

Free Red Worms-Start Worm Composting Now

Free Red Worms-Start Worm Composting Now

Free Red WormsThis is an offer for all my blog readers in the United States not including Alaska and Hawaii.  The perfect chance to go green and start worm composting!!  My red worms keep multiplying so I would like to give some away.  I am having a Free Red Worm Giveaway Contest.  All you need to do is post a comment to this page and tell me what kind of worm bin you are going to use and when you will have it readily available.  Then look over my blog and find a post that interests you and post another comment!!!  Simple!  On July 4th, 2011 I will draw the winner out of a hat and will announce it on this blog!

250 Red Worms Free!

This offer includes 250 mostly adult red worms which equals about 1/4 lb of worms.  They will be shipped in damp shredded newspaper with some worm castings by priority mail.  Also included will be many worm cocoons which will hatch into baby worms to populate your worm bin.  They will be shipped out July 5th or July 11th depending on the temperatures.  The package will arrive with delivery confirmation.  If there are any problems you must call within one hour of the delivery, otherwise I will assume the worms got there safely.  Please open your package and put the worms in their new home immediately.  I will email you when they are shipped.

More information on Worm Composting

Here are 2 links about What Worms Eat and More Info on How to Feed Worms.  I thought you might like to read over these blog posts to see how easy it is to feed red wigglers.  Here is a post on Cheap and Easy Vermi-composting Bins.  Having a worm bin does not mean that you have to spend a lot of money.  Good Luck to everyone!

Sugar Snap Pea Harvest

Sugar Snap Pea HarvestOur Sugar Snap Pea Harvest has been great!  You can see how tall they are in the picture with the Little Tikes kids chair next to them.  They grew in large tomato cages that are 8 feet tall.  I noticed a neighbor also planted Sugar Snaps but they were mostly in the shade so they haven’t grown very tall.  They really need a lot of sun.  I wrote to the Extension agent to see if it was unusual for them to grow so tall.  This is the answer that I got:

The exceptional growth of your snow peas may simply be a varietal characteristic, in which case it would be quite normal.  On the other hand, if you fertilized the snap peas, the growth could be the normal reaction to Sugar Snap Pea Floweradditional nitrogen.  Keep in mind, that snap peas and other legumes will take in nitrogen from the atmosphere and fix it in the soil.  In other words, they practically fertilize themselves.

I checked the package and it doesn’t say how tall they are supposed to grow. I didn’t add nitrogen to the peas,  though I planted them with worm compost, regular compost and rabbit manure which could have supplied some nitrogen.  The first batch that I planted March 15th is starting to die off.  Soon I will pull out the vines and plant tomatoes, cucumbers or squash there to take advantage of the nitrogen  that the peas have fixed in the soil.Sugar Snap Pea Harvest

In the meantime, we have been enjoying Sugar Snaps  every day.  We have even had extras to give away to friends.  They are incredibly sweet, crunchy and healthy.  Please post any experiences you have had growing Sugar Snap Peas.