Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ongoing Construction of Vermicomposting Bed

We've started construction of our vermicomposting bed in the farm. This is actually a long overdue project, as we have been very busy taking care of MalunggayLife Agri Farm's business permits. We want our moringa farm to stay true to our principle of natural, organic farming, so instead of always buying animal manure from our sources, we have decided to make our own from worms.

Vermicomposting is a composting process that makes use of various species of worms. The end product, called vermicast, is rich in nutrients and loaded with microorganisms that are beneficial in creating and maintaining healthy soil.

Honestly, I am terrified of worms, and I don't know if I would ever be able to touch any of these worms with my bare hands. We'll see in the coming weeks.^^
Meanwhile, the rainy season has started, so our trees are beginning to grow more leaves again. We have stopped gathering leaves during the past months so we can gather all the seeds we will be using for this planting season. We've cut the trees back to a height of about a meter to encourage leaf growth once again.

Unfortunately, cogon also grows extremely well during the rainy season. Since we don't use herbicides, our farm workers have to manually pull out the grass. 

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