The end product, so nutrient rich (right). I’ll be making the left into compost tea. Really happy that I get about 50% usable material from filtering the compost
Going to use this guide as my base: The Compost Tea Brewing Manual by Elaine R. Ingham, PhD
The second year plants are producing! And the runners have been cloned. I follow the following method mostly. Instead I don’t bother with the stakes and tamp down the plants with more dirt. The above plants look a little weak though in my opinion. I’ve started watching CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY and her work because of […]
The Borage and Calendula sure have the bees visiting! I figure if I provide housing then we can amplify the pollination and petal output because the bees are traveling less distance to the flowers. Hence we introduce the Bee Condo: Thank you to Fox Leas for the idea!
Through flow forms, algae, etc… more to come
I love Borage plants for their changing petals. The petals start out blue and turn to a pink.
The compost was full and mostly decomposed. The contents had been turned several times but I couldn’t wait any longer as some of my pots have room at the top and I’m sure the plants would love the extra nutrients. So I separated the contents and ended up with the below:
It’s July and I’ve only filled a couple Mason jars with petals. But that’s OK, this is my first year growing the flowers and next year, I’ll have mature Calendula providing much more petals than this year. I don’t know what to expect with the Borage overwintering here in the the Portland area (Oregon). By […]
Hello Internet! My name is Christopher and I’ve put together this site to share my love of gardening and… as soon as I’ve done it once, salve making! I have many years growing vegetables and now I’m trying flowers and eventually salve-making 🙂 I really appreciate salve for its healing qualities. I get frequent cuts […]