Marianne Barrowman
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Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)

A site to help gardeners begin composting and to share experiences.
Feb 25
Shirley Johnston joined Marianne Barrowman's group
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Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)

A site to help gardeners begin composting and to share experiences.
Feb 14
Polly Hyatt joined Marianne Barrowman's group
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Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)

A site to help gardeners begin composting and to share experiences.
Nov 13, 2013
Vicky Myers commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"I love my big green compost bin it was a good score from an elderly lady I used to work for. I came with her place when she moved down the hill. I hear that the people who used to live there were great gardeners. She was too old and sick to get out…"
May 25, 2013
Bob (Z9B Florida) commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"Looks great, Vicky!"
May 25, 2013
Vicky Myers commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
May 25, 2013
Vicky Myers commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"I've been using a screen that fits my wheelbarrow for years but I hate cutting worms up. I can't believe how many worms I have in that compost bin this year. Guess I can give that a try if I remember to take a pile out when I'm out…"
May 24, 2013
Bob (Z9B Florida) commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"Vicky .. easiest way I've found is the standard method of making several small piles of the compost and worm out in the sun and every 5 minutes or so, take compost off the top of the pile as the worms go down into the pile.  Works very…"
May 24, 2013
Vicky Myers commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"I have a bunch of butternut squash still growing in the compost bin. Pics later."
May 24, 2013
Vicky Myers commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"Idea just popped into my head. That would probably be an easier way to sift out my worms this year since I have more worms than compost right now. Do what you said scoop up a clump, dump in water then pour thru a sifter instead of just rubbing the…"
May 24, 2013
Bob (Z9B Florida) commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"that should be "stir" not "still" it up.... sorry.  "
May 24, 2013
Bob (Z9B Florida) commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"Rick .. if it's muddy, that's normal for me too as I feed them lots of water content scraps like lettuce, etc.  The best way I've found to use the stuff is to take two big handfulls and put it into a 5 gallon bucket and still it…"
May 24, 2013
Vicky Myers commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"If it is muddy maybe you are watering it too much."
May 20, 2013
Rick Leavy commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"My worms have reduced my veggie scraps to a thick mud like substance.The worms are healthy and multiplying. What do I do know? Is this ready to add to my garden?"
May 20, 2013
William Brooks Zone 7/OK commented on Marianne Barrowman's group Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)
"Well I got my worms on Tuesday and the little babies are settling just fine so I must had set in up right. I fed them 2 times already but not sure if I needed to. I am so stoked I got Honey Bees Thursday and the Worms on Tuesday I feel like a little…"
May 18, 2013
Margaret Hibbard joined Marianne Barrowman's group
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Composting & Vermicomposting (worms)

A site to help gardeners begin composting and to share experiences.
Apr 12, 2013

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Skill level
Intermediate
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
mainly flowers-daylilies, lenten roses, hostas-whatever blooms and doesn't eat the whole yard-tomatoes because I eat them
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
as much as is humanly possible-I hate darkness! I learned how to beat winter....I spend it in NC instead of MI

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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"Someone here was asking how to kill the grasses as they had tried everything so I was out digging & thought I would post how I do it. First, using black landscape material usually along the edge of an existing garden for at minimum 5 winter…"
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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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cabbage and broccoli babies

"caterpillar --had to look that up. "
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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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cabbage and broccoli babies

"A friend is coming over today to pick up her supply. I plant half of a flat but sow the entire package because I don't like to save most seeds for another year. Also with chicken manure "tea" I have neither moth catepillers nor root…"
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lileen Emilimor's photo
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Surviving Winter '14

"Is this a ginger plant of some sort."
19 hours ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lileen Emilimor's photo
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Surviving Winter '14

"How did it go Lileen. How cold did it get for you in the winter just gone."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lileen Emilimor's photo
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2014

"A very nice orchid."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lileen Emilimor's photo
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Photo uploaded on April 14, 2014

"Bougainvillea, nice shade of color."
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