Frangi - we do have a worm farm AND a compost.. my poor wormies have been a bit neglected lately - but on my 'to do' list for the next week is to revamp their home. We have a can 'o worms too - DH managed to smash one of the tiers ages and ages ago, so I have just today ordered a replacement one from bunnings. Despite being somewhat neglected and surviving on a diet of coffee grounds, banana skins and vacuum cleaner bag dust - they have continued to supply me with great worm tea which my garden LOVES! What concentration do you dilute it down to? We do 1:10 (tea:water) but I find sometimes in this heat I need to dilute it a little more and reapply more frequently otherwise the plants struggle a little bit!
Becbabe - It was a struggle to get my DH to use any reclaimed materials as he is a bit of a 'neat freak' too... My next plot is to get him to agree to use reclaimed bricks for the path around the vegie gardens... Dad has done one around their garden at home and I think it looks beautifully rustic! I am not sure that I will win on that one though... Wish me luck!
We've been having a hard time with citrus leaf scale and aphids (SO many bl@@dy aphids) at the moment. I try to avoid spraying at all costs, but found some eco oil made from canola, teatree & eculyptus today so have given that a go - my poor juvenile lemon tree is looking very unhappy at the moment - so hopefully that will help lower the burden a bit!
Do you guys grow all your stuff from seed or buy some seedlings or a mixture?