Gardening is a year round activity even during the winter months when the garden itself is covered with snow. We’re not planting, weeding, or harvesting but we are planning, preparing, and composting. Or rather, the worms are composting and we’re harvesting said compost.
We’ve had the same colony of worms going on 11 years now. It’s kind of fun to think of that guy on my finger as the great-great-great-great grandkid of our first batch of worms all those years ago. The worms work hard for us, though I imagine it just seems like eating and digesting to them.
Over the weekend, we cleaned out the bin, gave the worms new bedding and re-ordered the trays giving them plenty of working space to begin anew. We have a more traditional compost bin outside, but in the winter it slows down quite a bit. The worm bin stays in the kitchen year round and they get fed pretty well. Recently, they’ve been dining on coffee grounds, tea leaves, lettuce cores, and bits of trimmed brussels sprouts.
We’re grateful for all that compost and know from experience that a little bit of compost goes a long way in getting those seeds off to a bang of start in a few months.
What’s happening in your garden or garden plans these days?