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The 3 Sisters Planting
8 beds total
Waiting to plant
What are you most proud of?
The worm tubes and the amazing boxes that my gang made me.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time and plan out every bed so that you know what to plant and where.
What are the large PVC pipes for? What all did you plant in your beds?
I have planted the 3 sister planting (corn, beans and squash. The pvc is for the red wiggler worms and the waste from my kitchen along with paper. Pretty cool!
I also planted tomatoes and peppers with marigolds in one of the boxes. Green onions, beets, radish and sweet peas in another. The rest I will be planting tomorrow.
The tubes are for the worms that I use as my compost, the worms eat and than leave their waste behind as the best organic matter. I planted cucs, zucchini, corn beans peas lettuce spinach tomatoes broccoli cauliflower brussel sprouts peppers herbs lemon tree that I had to bring in the house and its not doing so hot.
I want to know more about the red worm pvcs. Are there holes drilled in the bottom/sides? Do you just dump the food waste and paper in as you use it? Why is it in the bed?
The wholes are drilled up the tube 1/3 of the way up and all the way around the tube. The tubes are in the bed because I put scraps from my kitchen (veggie and fruits) in the tube and the worms come and eat and then they leave their waste in the beds. This is great for organic matter. Hope that answers your questions! Thanks for asking.
Where can I get some worms?
You can get the red wigglers any where fishing bait is sold. Or you can order them online.
I like the worm pvc tubes idea. I was going to start a worm farm in a tote container, but this is way less messy.
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