Suburban Succulents

The Wormies

We have been avid vermicomposters for the past 5 years mainly in the production of worm castings using the famous Red Wriggler worm and standard composting tumblers to provide nutrient rich compost substrate which provide excellent humus to the soil for all of our plants including our beloved succulents. Our method to house the Wrigglers is called a Worm Factory 360 and is akin to a vermicomposting high-rise tower. As you provide more food and bedding to the trays the worm population grows and occupies the available floors or “apartments” you provide to them. We use a combination of blended paper goods and coco coir as well as their blended food. Worms also require some form of grit for their gizzards to help digest, crushed egg shell works great for this. There are now many generations of worms working in our tower and it’s always a good feeling to see the population and, in turn, the production of castings grow.

The Rabbits, or Buns.

Butte & Bitsy landed in our home through adoption- Butte entered our lives in late 2014 and Bitsy in early 2018. They have a protected home, where they live separately, in our garage and are given backyard time as often as weather and safety permits. We hope that in their older ages the buns can live together… it is likely that this will not be the case as our attempts to bond the two have shown a lot of aggressive behavior and we feel more comfortable having them safely separated then living in fear of finding one hurt someday. The hidden gem about rabbits is their droppings– or bunny gold- this stuff is golden for fertilizing gardens!

The Hoomans

More to come on Brett & Adriane