August 25, 2013
So I was reading about soil and all the weird stuff related to it when I came across a scholarly article on Earthworm castings and Pest Control. Thing is, this wasn't a normal article, this was a patent on a process. I just can't imagine patenting a process as simple as top dressing with Earthworm Castings or spraying the leaves with it. But that's what this Article is.... it's on Google, Check it out: http://goo.gl/7Jyctj
Basically, it says that earthworm castings are awesome and that the naturally occurring chitin in the worm castings can deal some nice defensive bug strategies. Instead of falling for expensive products in the future that claim they contain Chitin... You'll be laughing the whole time. You'll think to yourself, I have Crustacean meal, worm castings and dying bugs as free sources in my soil, guess I don't require that product!
The other thing to remember is that another important aspect is the Chitinase produced the availability of chitin to eat in the area. This Chitinase is a naturally occurring side effect of Crustacean Meal and Worm castings and also from the decaying exoskeletons of dead bugs. By Taking advantage of having the crustacean meal in your soil to begin with along with a 1" layer of earthworm castings on the top, you are clearly making a stand that the bugs will not like!
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May 12, 2015
Love it, sweet Sally.You do come up with the cutest jokes…I sure am glad you share them with all of us.I just flat can’t wait for your new house to be ready to move in. You’ll be in by Christmas…won’t you? How fun to dtecraoe a brand new house. Amazing!!xo bj
July 05, 2014
How can it be used to stop pine beetle infestations?
We are having problems in the Black Hills of South Dakota
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