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Pickled Karkalla Recipe

A great use of Karkalla (Carpobrotus rossii - native pigface) leaves. The pickled leaves can be used in salads, on sandwiches, cheese platters etc Ingredients- 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds 2 cups of...

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Worm Farming: Frequently Asked Questions

Q - I have had my farm for a few years....do I need to add some new worms or can I just keep going with the ones I have ? A - If the worm farm is working well and processing everything you put in, then it is fine to keep on with the ones you have. Q - My worm blanket...

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Using Liquid From The Worm Farm

Like many things in life there is often more than one way to do something and feeding your plants with liquid from the worm farm is one example of these. Worm castings are packed with nutrients and beneficial microorganisms that are known to improve soil health and...

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Worm Farm Blankets

Worm Farm Blankets

You may have read or heard about the use of worm blankets, and conjured up pictures of tucking your worms in at night with tiny little blankets. Fear not, the actual use of them is much more simple, but will help boost the productivity of your worm farm. [gallery...

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Why Are Worms Escaping From My Worm Farm?

Why Are Worms Escaping From My Worm Farm?

Has anyone ever noticed worms grouping up near the lid of their worm farm? There are two different things happening when worms group around the lid.....the first is when they are just hanging around but not trying to escape. The second situation is one of mass...

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Winter Worm Farm Tips

Winter Worm Farm Tips

Composting worms tend to do best in temperatures around 15 - 24 degrees celsius ( 59 F - 75.2 F). So, how do we keep a worm farm population happy and healthy when the weather outside varies a lot from season to season? This article will look at some ways to help your...

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Myth Busting Worm Food – Citrus

Myth Busting Worm Food – Citrus

Should citrus be added to the worm farm, or is it too acidic for the worms and the worm farm environment in general? I can tell you first hand that I have always added citrus to my worm farms in small quantities, with no adverse results. Citrus is in season at the...

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Myth Busting Worm Food – Onion

Myth Busting Worm Food – Onion

If you search, “adding onion to worm farms” on the internet, you may find a variety of sites recommending only small amounts be added, or that it shouldn’t be added at all. I can tell you that over my many years of worm farming, I have added it in along with the other...

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Eremophila – The genus as a garden subject

Eremophila – The genus as a garden subject

Article by Dr Lyndal Thorburn Lyndal Thorburn is leader of the Eremophila Study Group (ESG), which was founded in South Australia in 1986, under the auspices of the Australian Native Plant Society of Australia (ANPSA). Lyndal is a Life Member of the Australian Plants...

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