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To make your own organic fertilizer from worm castings, first you’re going to need a worm box. Learn what it is that keeps worms happy and healthy, and then feed them your compost each day! Worm castings are then mixed with soil or water to feed your plants.
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This is ideal to increase the amount of organic food in your diet.
An element of permaculture design, the food forest includes seven layers from the canopy down through the rhizosphere.
In California, here are some examples of routinely available plants available at a garden center near you.
A member of the Currant family, the common name for Ribes cereum is wax currant. Requiring a minimum temperature of -23°F, it has a High tolerance of drought.
Propogated by Bare root, Container, Corms, Cuttings, the wax currant enjoys a bloom period in Early Summer. the fruit/seed period runs from Spring to Fall.
Native to CA, the wax currant is common in food forests. It grows in areas with a minimum of 13 inches of annual rainfall.
You may live in a micro-climate or area of California where some species don’t thrive or fruit.
Be sure to consult your neighborhood garden supply store and read more online to find the plants, shrubs and ground cover that work for your food forest.
Want to be featured on our site? Submit a photo of your food forest and tell us what you’re growing!
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