One More Thing

 

You know, you can get just about anything online these days. You can get a spouse, a car, a vacation to Bora Bora….you can even get worms. Yep, W-O-R-M-S! Worms!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE WORM PRICES

You may be asking what in the world do I need worms for!? Well, if you are considering purchasing the Garden Tower 2 then you should buy some worms from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm. If you’re wondering why you need to buy them rather than dig them up there are a few reasons why purchasing them is much better.

Reason #1 You need to purchase composting earthworms because they will bring the best natural fertilizer directly to the root base of your plants from the compost tube. The worms eat your kitchen scraps that you dump into the center tube of your Garden Tower 2, then they travel out into the garden area of the tower. Their food digests, they poop near your plants, then they return to the food tube and repeat the process. In doing this they are giving your plants the most sought after garden amendment/fertilizer known to man. Not only that, but they are also helping to raise the moisture content ability to your soil helping it to maintain healthy moisture levels between waterings when watered on a proper schedule. You do not need to be concerned that these worms will be bringing fresh manure to your plants roots. Their manure is naturally balanced and ready for immediate use by your plants. Worm manure will not burn your plants no matter how much they deliver. Try that with other manures and things won’t end so well for your garden.

Reason #2  You need to start with a larger number of worms than what you are going to be able to dig up over several hours. You need to start, in my opinion, with at least 500 worms. You see, if you start with only 20-30 worms that you dig up from your backyard or buy from the bait store, it could take them months to reproduce into the number of worms you need to adequately compost the material you dump into the center tube of the Garden Tower 2. And, if you try to purchase that 500 worms from a pet store or a bait store it will cost you quite a bit more than purchasing directly in bulk from the worm farm. (500 worms from Uncle Jim will roughly cost you $35 including shipping. Buying 500 worms from a pet store or bait store is likely gonna cost you $125 more or less.)

Reason #3  that you need to purchase them is that not every earthworm is good for composting. The Red Wiggler earthworm is the only true composting earthworm that there is, and if you happen to mix them with certain other earthworms in a colony situation you are liable to cause a clash of clans type of event in which your Red Wigglers could be completely destroyed. Not the best situation for your garden.

So what are you waiting for??? CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR WORMS TODAY

Garden Tower 2 (first update)

 

Day 1 Feb 19, 2018

Ok everybody, just a quick post about my Garden Tower 2. I’m basically a month into the growing season, and the results are very good so far. Compare the photos here and the dates they were taken.  I used  the cheapest potting soil that was available from Lowes. I believe it did have fertilizer in it which worries me for the worms, but so far they seem to be doing fine. If it is a chemical fertilizer I know that over time the effects of the chemicals on the worms will decrease as the amount of chemical will decrease. As the chemical fertilizer decreases the worm compost will increase and eventually my Garden Tower 2 will be completely organic.

Day 13 March 4, 2018

Looking at Day 13  it appears that my plants have more than doubled in size. At this point I had not even dumped the bottom tray of water into the top because we have had plenty of rain so far this season.

Day 29 March 19, 2018

And now Day 29. WOW!! I am now starting to pick some of the greens to make a small salad, but no tomatoes just yet. I am absolutely loving this thing and I have to admit I cannot see gardening in any other way. Let me give you my reasons. My time is very valuable. When you factor in the time that it takes to plow, plant, and work your traditional garden, the cost in time alone is phenomenal. It is a daily time commitment throughout the growing season as well. You must factor in every detail as well, both time and financial. You must own a tiller which is going to run you about $400 on the cheap end unless you find a deal at a garage sale or Bookoo. Then you have add the costs of soil amendments and fertilizers when and if needed. Of course you have to fight the insects. That is another expense in both time and money. By the time you factor together all of the costs involved in a traditional garden you realize you are eating $10 tomatoes.

So why do I find this Garden Tower 2 to be more cost effective? I have a total of about $500 invested in my garden this year. This amount includes the cost of the Garden Tower 2 (which is a one time expense), the soil (also a one time expense if you are composting), and the plants (the only constant expense). The Garden Tower 2 should last for years and years if used continuously. By the way, why did I not mention insect problems in regards to using the Garden Tower 2? Its simple, the plants do not make contact with the ground which is where the majority of the pest insects come from. Insects are mostly not a problem. So far with mine there has not been a problem with the insects. If that changes, I will let you know.

I will be adding more Garden Tower 2’s to my gardening projects. I intend on experimenting with different types of plants as well. Plants like bush beans, pole beans, corn, and even vine plants like cucumbers and melons. I will share my findings about these plants and how they do in the Garden Tower 2 with you.

Thats all for now. CLICK HERE for more information on how you can get your hands on this product!

Gardening Simplified (Garden Tower 2)

Hello gang! I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted anything, but hey, life gets busy sometimes and we have to prioritize. Big Daddy Bigz is back though! Lets get right to it.

I want to share with you something that my amazing wife bought for my birthday. It is something I have been wanting to get for a couple of years now but haven’t because I really didn’t have the time to mess with anything else. Well she decided for me that it was time to get started growing some of our own fruits, vegetables, and herbs. She ordered it without my knowledge and presented it to me on my birthday a few days ago. Ya’ll look, I have watched so many videos on this Garden Tower 2 over the past several months that as soon as I laid eyes on that hexagon box I knew exactly what it was and could not wait to get it set up.

Now, I,m not gonna bore you with an unpacking and assembly video. It just seems redundant and a waste of our time to do so since there are already numerous videos out there that show you how to take it out of the box and put it together. You don’t need me to do that for you AGAIN, so let’s move along.

First of all let me tell you my plan. This article is the first of a series of articles about my experience with the Garden Tower 2 space saving planter. These articles may be either written or video articles. I am an Amazon Affiliate. There may be links in this series of articles that will take you directly to the product on Amazon’s website. I may receive a fee from Amazon if you purchase the product from them. If this is the case it will not effect your purchase price. Also, I will be very grateful to you for purchasing the item by way of my affiliate links. So, THANK YOU in advance.

As previously stated this will be a series of articles on the Garden Tower 2 and my experience with it. I will be posting pictures and videos on the progress every week or two. My purpose in doing this is to help you establish whether or not the Garden Tower 2 is a good fit for your gardening needs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comment section. I will answer them as thoroughly and quickly as I can. Also, be sure to subscribe or check back often for updates.

So what exactly is a Garden Tower 2? Glad you asked! It is quite frankly the best thought out way for anyone with limited space, physical handicaps, or someone who just wants a better way to grow food. It looks very much like a 55 gallon drum with holes in its side for planting vegetables. Now get this, even though it is only the size of a 55 gallon drum, it has a 50 plant capacity! That is about the size of a small backyard garden.

My favorite feature is the way this thing composts your kitchen scraps and turns them into plant food. There is a perforated tube running down  the center of the Garden Tower 2 from top to bottom. This is where your buffet for red wiggler composting worms. In this tube you throw your kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, grass clippings, leaves, or any other organic non-protein type material, the worms will feast on it then travel through the perforations into the plant root area where they will deposit their castings (worm poop if you will) and add some of the most valuable nutrients to your plants. These castings not only add nutrients but also help your garden soil hold moisture longer therefore feeding your plants more steadily.  The longer you feed your worms, the healthier you garden becomes. Amazing!

Another great feature is the little drawer at the bottom of the Garden Tower 2. This little drawer catches all of the excess water that passes through your garden. This allows you to catch all of the nutrients that would otherwise be lost. Everyday or two you can pull the drawer out, dump the nutrient dense water (called compost tea) back into the top of the Garden Tower 2 and let it feed your plants again. Is this not an incredible feature!? I mean really, try that in a traditional garden!

One more feature I need to tell you about is the fact that this thing is built on an axle just like a bicycle wheel. What this means is you can stand or sit in one spot and plant or harvest  without having to walk around you garden. This is huge for those who may have a physical limitation which may require them to sit while gardening.

Now on to my set up. I think my favorite part is that I didn’t need a tiller, a shovel, a hoe, nor a rake. Just a pocket knife to open the 4 bags of potting soil to fill the tower. Once the tower was filled and drenched with water I started planting. The following is what I planted:

3 bush tomatoes in the top

6 kohlrabi

6 red cabbage

6 romaine lettuce

6 bell pepper

6 swiss chard

4 strawberries

9 onions

And here is the finished product:

If you would like to see pricing or just get additional info click here.

 

Easy Cheap Homemade Goat (or sheep) Milker

I’m gonna keep this very short and to the point. If you are here you probably need a better way to milk your goats or sheep. So to keep this brief I’m gonna ask you to check out the video and also take a look at the list of items needed to construct the milker. If you need further assistance or have questions on how to operate it or put it together just leave a comment below.

Items needed:

  1. Mason Jar
  2. 1/4 inch tubing
  3. FoodSaver FSFRSH0051 FreshSaver Handheld Vacuum Sealing System, White
  4. Tru-Flate 21-143 1/4″ NPT Male Fitting x 3/8″ ID Hose Barb Type Fitting You’ll need 2 of these.
  5. J-B Weld 8265S Cold Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy with Hardener, 2 oz
  6. Syringes Without Needle 12 ml ea.

I forgot to mention in the video that you will need to hot glue (or any epoxy glue) the tubing to the syringe or else you will be fighting to keep it in there.

And now just a sample of how it works: