When other gardeners ask how I amend my soil, the answer is almost always with compost tea. It’s a safe and natural fertilizer that revives and replenishes the soil food web, a highly complex ecosystem comprising a community of good and bad bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, earthworms, and arthropods. To put it simply, the soil […]

January 21 2015      46 comments     Linda Ly
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I love to garden, and I love to write about it on my blog. But what do I love more than telling other people about my garden? Hearing about other people’s gardens! Last week, I teamed up with Malibu Compost to give away a prize package that’s designed to get your spring off to a […]

May 6 2013      8 comments     Linda Ly
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Let’s be frank (actually, Bu) here. There’s not really a cow that surfs in Malibu (at least, none that I’ve ever seen when I’ve been paddling out there). But there is a cow (make that many cows) that enjoys a happy existence on a Central California farm, grazing on non-genetically modified feed and pooping to […]

April 29 2013      78 comments     Linda Ly
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Spring is a big and busy time around here: I pull up old plants, rake over beds, amend the soil, sow rows of seeds, and watch over seedlings. For most of March and April, I’m constantly dealing with dirt under my nails and mud stuck to my Bogs. (Hence, you will almost always see me […]

March 27 2013      38 comments     Linda Ly

Back in October, I added a new tray to my Worm Factory 360 to keep all those ravenous red wigglers well fed. And then… I kinda forgot about them for a while. Blame the wedding… which I use as an excuse for every end-of-year procrastination, including my Christmas gifting, my garden digging, my oil changing, […]

February 28 2013      17 comments     Linda Ly
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A couple months ago I was given a Worm Factory 360 vermicomposting bin to test in my garden, and my little community — lovingly dubbed Wormville — has been plugging along productively. Here’s a look beneath the lid…

October 26 2012      12 comments     Linda Ly
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I was a tomboy growing up. I was always one of those kids that was fascinated with spiders, fried ants with magnifying glasses, and picked up lizards by their tails only to be left with the tails, and not the lizards. So when I heard about the Worm Factory 360, a worm composting system that […]

August 10 2012      7 comments     Linda Ly
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