DIY Vermicomposting III: Harvesting the Poop

MMM....worms.... Photo: Patricia Vollmer.

If you have your worms happily buzzing in your homemade worm bin, and you’re seeing some happy worms through signs of their reproduction, after about 3 months, you might be ready to harvest some of the worm castings for your garden. After all, this is the point of the exercise.

Seed Science


For many of us taught in traditional schooling, science “lab” was about following directions and if you didn’t get the correct result, you were wrong. That is a great way to kill anyone’s curiosity or love of true science. Don’t let that happen with your kids!

The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?


Just in time for you to order your plants and seeds for this growing season! This month the U.S. Department of Agriculture publicized their new plant hardiness zone map.  This is the first update to the map since 1990, but thanks to incredible technological advances in weather measurements since then, users can expect a much higher resolution and more accurate product.  Click through to check