It's harvest time! My tomato plant is producing a small carton each week of tomatoes and my black bean plants produced about a quarter gallon of black beans, which I'm planning to save and plant again next year. I've also been growing amaranth (a South American pseudo-grain), okra, and carrots.
In regards to the worm beds, I emptied out the conveyor belt and moved it into the other beds. My plan next month will be to build four new 40 square foot beds to accommodate the extra food we've been getting. The harvester's motor blew, brining worm casting production to a halt. I bought a replacement harvester, the Worm Sifter, but the results have been subpar. Each 5 gallon bucket of castings results in a few cups of harvested worm castings and I'm finding cocoons in the harvested castings! Maybe, there are adjustments needed on my end, but I'll need to figure out those soon or look for another option, since worm casting production is half of the operation.
In September, we compost 1630 lbs of food and paper scraps, steady from last month.
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