Thursday, October 25, 2012

WAter savinG

We have 3 compost bins for our garden. We use our lunch scraps, chook poo, paper, grass clippings and tree prunings to make our compost. Mr Ututaonga also has a chipper and we use the 'chippings' for mulch. Putting mulch amount the plants is beneficial in many ways. it traps the heat, keeping the roots warm and toasty. It stops the water evaporating saving the gardeners from watering too often and saving on the water bill but most importantly it keeps the roots moist.

We also have worm farms - the worms digest the scraps and other organic matter and they produce worm juice which makes our plants grow like magic and we use the worm castings as well of course.

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