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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!!
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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 red cabbage
6 romaine lettuce
6 bell pepper
6 swiss chard
And here is the finished product:
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Hello friends and neighbors, Big Daddy Bigz here, I hope you are all doing very well. Things have been quite busy in my world and I have put this blog on hold. DID YOU MISS ME??? Well, I’m back! So lets get right to it.
Audio Books!!! That is correct, I want to talk to you about Audio Books. Let me first tell you something about myself. I HATE TO READ! Always have, and I guess I always will, but I LOVE BEING READ TO. I can remember as a kid in elementary school listening intently to my teacher read to us school kids, and I always listened and absorbed every word she would read. I absolutely loved hearing stories read. But, tell me to put my face in the book and start reading the words myself….well…I can do it, and quite well I might add, but ask me to tell you what I’ve read and I just might respond by simply saying, “words”. That is because I am often so focused on reading the words that I don’t follow what they are actually saying. In other words, I have a very low reading comprehension. I actually read fairly well, I just don’t retain much of it, therefore it has always seemed to be a waste of my time. Nonetheless I love to learn.
My second problem (and one I know that many can relate to) is AADD or Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Let me just say that I don’t exactly suffer from this disorder, on the contrary I quite enjoy it, except that it really gets in the way of reading as well. You see, when I am able to break through the comprehension wall I am then at the mercy of a wandering mind. Its like I can read the words yet at the same time be a million miles away in my thoughts. That is kind of a problem when it comes to reading. Can you relate?
All is not lost. At least not for me, as I have discovered that reading by way of listening to audio books my comprehension has skyrocketed. Its truly amazing to me how much I am now able to retain by simply listening to books rather than trying to read them. And yes, this is really only a recent discovery for me as I have always been told (mostly by book lovers who snub their noses at audio books) that listening to audio books is not the same as reading them, and you will not get as much out of them. To this I say HOGWASH! Take that garbage someplace else book-snob lol. Learning is not reserved only for the reader, but also for the listener.
Check this out, Forbes.com writer Olga Kazan writes in one of her blog posts about a study done in 1985 that listening comprehension is and reading comprehension are close correlation to one another. You can read about it in her post titled “Is Listening To Audio Books Really The Same As Reading?”
I will be writing more on this subject in the coming days either here or on my other website www.feedinghopeministries.org (a Torah observant fellowship I facilitate in my home). But until then, let me just help you to get your feet wet in listening to audio books. It will cost you nothing for your first audio book. Thats write, NOTHING! Just click here and you will be brought to Amazon’s audio book section where you will be able to browse their selection of audio books. Let me just add that Amazon boasts the largest audio book library in the entire world. I am certain you will find something there for your enjoyment.
Let me just briefly tell you how it works. You get your first book absolutely free, and it is yours to keep forever. After your one free book you can purchase more books at their regular price. This is an awesome deal because the audio books are very reasonably priced (on average they are 30% cheaper than if you buy them anywhere else) and if you become a monthly subscriber (a mere $14.95 a month) you will receive a credit that can be used to purchase any audio book of your choice. To me that by itself justifies the monthly membership fee, because everyone reads at least one book a month, right? LoL, well…no, not really. At least I didn’t before I found Amazon’s Audible.com . But now, we who are not so great at reading can be a part of the reading elite! Readers are leaders, and so are listeners.
So let’s do this. Click on the link above and get started with your one free book, yours to keep for all time, and completely risk-free. I love it, and I believe you will too.
Thanks for reading. Talk to you later. Yehovah bless and keep you. His face shine upon you!
EAT MORE BUTTER!!! Yeah, you don’t hear that from weight loss guru’s. Well, I’m here to tell you that eating more butter is exactly what I have learned to do, and it WORKS!!!
Now hang on…don’t run out just yet and start floating your biscuits in butter thinking that is what I’m talking about, because it is not. There is a method to the insanity. Yes I eat a ton of butter. I eat it every time I sit down to eat a meal. And I eat LOTS OF IT! I’m not going to tell you hear how this method is working for me. What I am going to do is first of all show you my results since April 20th of this year, and then I’m gonna show you how you too can learn how eating butter can turn on your built-in fat burning furnace. To put it plain and simple, if you want to burn fat, then feed your body fat and starve it of sugar. Thats only the basics though. Check out my results so far below, then read on to learn how you can start your built-in fat burning furnace.
25.5 inch neck on 4-20-17 (above)
23.75 inch neck on 8-9-17 (above)
58.75 inch chest 4-20-17(above)
57.75 inch chest 8-9-17 (above)
60 inch waist on 4-20-17 (above)
58 inch waist on 8-9-17 (above)
I have also lost 32 pounds so far. Yes, I know that these are not earth shattering numbers, BUT….I have done this without taking stimulants, vitamins, potions, meal replacement shakes, eating salads, counting calories, exercising, or any of the other traditional stuff that is usually associated with “dieting”.
Let me tell you what I have done. I eat as much as I want, when I want. I even get to enjoy the kinds of foods I like to eat. And my blood pressure was 122/84 when I checked it yesterday. I’m here to tell you that this plan WORKS! It is so easy! I FEEL GREAT!!! Want to learn how to do it? Follow the link to Amazon and order Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet. If you prefer listening to the audiobook, an Audible Membership is really the way to go. Get 1 book a month for you $14.99 monthly membership, and other books throughout the remainder of the month at Audible Membership discounted prices. It is a great deal that I take advantage of myself. Try it out!
Back around 2005 to 2006 I had reached a new high in my weight. I had gone to the doctor for an unrelated issue, and as usual the office staff took my vital signs before sending me to an examination to wait for the Doctor to come in and see me. My blood pressure was a perfect 120/70 and it normally is even to this day. My temp was fine. My respirations were normal. My weight was…..well…it wasn’t that great for someone 35 years old and 6ft 1inch tall. I had hit a new high in my weight. I was now at a whopping 335 lbs.
I knew that my pants had been starting to fit a little more snug to the point I was needing to go up one size, but I had no idea it was this bad. You see, just a couple of months before this I had weighed on that same scale and I was only 312. How did my weight climb so quickly??? Well, I never found the answer to this question. My Doctor came in checked me out. Listened to what was going on at the time. Told me what to do to fix it, then began to scold me about my weight. I shrugged it off, but when I got home and told my wife about my weight gain she began telling me about this diet.
Long story short it all sounded great to me. So much so that I began to wonder if it would really work. Why? Because everything about it sounded like something I could do. It was simple. Not a lot of extra stuff for us to buy, and it was something that I could fit into my job at the time. I was a truck driver in those days and I did quite a bit of sitting as well as eating a ton of junk food from the truck stops. Normally my food intake came from a hotbox in a gas station with the occasional burger and fries from the Golden Arches. Are you kinda getting a mental picture of why I was so big?
So, we purchased this book that she had heard about and she began telling me how it all worked. Now to say it was all easy would be a lie, BUT it was the easiest thing I had ever done to lose weight. I started making the changes to my diet that I needed to make. At first it was really just a matter of changing a few habits that were indicative to my work environment, but these habits really would not be too hard to change if I had a normal job at home like most folks have. Being on the road for weeks at a time makes for some difficulty in eating habits, but I did manage to make the changes. The only other hurdle for me was learning what types of foods I could eat from gas station shelves if and when I were in a situation where I needed to just find something to get me by until I could stop somewhere and buy real groceries. Once these challenges were me it was all downhill from there.
It was not long before I started losing weight. Honestly it was just a couple of days before I began to feel different. There were things going on in my body need not be discussed here, but yeah, strange things happening. Good things I later realized, but strange nonetheless.
Now I don’t really remember how much weight I lost the first week, month or any other time frame, but what I do remember is how much I lost in the 5 months I was doing this diet. In five months time I went from 330 pounds to somewhere in the 250’s. Sorry I don’t recall the exact number.
HOW IT HAPPENED AND WHY I QUIT
When I first started this diet there was an initial phase, a program of eating certain types of foods that got your body working for you and kickstarted your weight loss. Well let me tell you, it did just that! I literally thought that when I was sweating that my body was sweating pure fat. I know it wasn’t, but I just couldn’t figure out how I was losing so much weight if that wasn’t what was happening.
After a few weeks of that you were supposed to go on to another phase of the diet that was more for maintaining your weight. I wasn’t at all interested in going to that phase after just a few weeks, so I opted to stay on phase 1 for awhile longer.
Somewhere around 280 pounds and probably about 3 months into the plan I decided to go to the maintenance phase. To my surprise I continued to lose weight. I couldn’t believe I was losing this much weight at the rate I was still losing. You see, on the maintenance side of this plan you get to add back some things that you had done away with in the beginning. It had become “easier” to lose the weight because I could have certain foods again. No counting calories, no weighing food, no taking handfuls of supplements everyday. Just simple eating. THAT’S IT!
So, why did I quit if it was such a great way to lose weight? You’re gonna think I’m crazy, and you just might be correct. After a couple of months of eating the way I was completely comfortable with, I began to think that there must be something wrong with me. Seriously, I thought I was sick, because there was no way that I should be losing weight this fast eating the way I’m eating. In my mind it just wasn’t possible. So instead of going to the Doctor to get things checked out, I did the more sensible thing(sarcasm). I went right back to my old ways of eating….and…never…looked…..back.
What a fool I was to do this. Was it something I really wanted to do deep down? Maybe, but I don’t think so. As crazy as it sounds, I felt I was actually eating in such a way that I could make it a lifestyle. But I sabotaged myself. It was as if I was afraid to lose any more weight. I blew it! All that weight came back in just a few months. In the years following I gained back more. If you have been following my progress on this weightloss blog, you know that my weight got up to nearly 360 pounds recently. Well, I’m back down into the 330’s thanks to using Advocare, but from this point on I am returning to a healthy lifestyle I found years ago.
What is this “healthy lifestyle” I’m talking about? It has nothing to do with prescription drugs, support groups, meetings, fistfuls of supplements, magic pills, potions, elixirs, or any other nonsense that only covers the symptoms and doesn’t address the problem. There is only one way to truly deal with obesity, and that is to eat the way God designed your body to eat. Anything less than a healthy lifestyle is not going to be a lasting fix. YOU MUST CHANGE for your body to change. That is the only thing that will be permanent!
Before I tell you how I was able to lose so much weight so fast by only changing a couple of things in my diet, let me explain something to you. I am in no way promoting a single product. I will share with you this book, but there is so much more to it than what the book covers. There is a ton of new information on the subject matter of the book. Honestly, the author of the book was actually a pioneer of something that has gone from being criticized by the medical field to being researched by many in the medical field and by our own government. Yeah, it’s that big of a deal now. If you want to order a copy of the book that can transform your body CLICK HERE! It is time to revisit what the good Doctor prescribed.
I will be changing the content of this blog somewhat. The weight loss journey portion of Product Review Dude will be more focused on information about using this technique for healthy eating and weight loss. Tips, recipes, and ways to defeat certain cravings. It is my goal to not only get my health under control, but to be part of your inspiration along your journey. I wish you good health.
And as always, God loves you, and so do I. See you next time!
Hello everyone! Yes, I know….It’s been awhile since I last posted anything. My apologies, but I have had many challenges recently, and quite frankly this blog comes in fourth place behind my family, ministry, and business. Now that that is out of the way let us continue on to my final word on AdvoCare.
This is a review website. It is my intention to give you my complete and honest opinion of any and all products and services that I use. Please remember that my opinions are just that…MY OPINIONS. They do not necessarily reflect what your opinion would be in the same situation. It is all a matter of personal taste, goals, and what your needs are at the time. My goal with AdvoCare was to find out if what everyone around me was saying about the product was true. I have many friends on facebook who seem to have had tremendous results with the product. My experience with most products sold through Direct Sales is that YES…..they work…YES…there is a compensation plan….and YES this effects the price. BUT there is always a system in place to balance the expense. AdvoCare is no different. If you choose to start using their products, please, by all means get in touch with the person whom you are purchasing your products through and get them to get you plugged into their team so that you can benefit from all of the coaching that is offered. It is free to participate in the local coaching networks and support teams. There is no reason for a person to fail in their weightloss OR in the income opportunity if they will only get active.
Now, since my goal was not to generate an income with AdvoCare, I cannot comment much on that part of it, at least not from a personal standpoint. I have however, seen many of my local friends and acquaintances who tell me about how much AdvoCare has changed their life financially just by losing a little weight. Do I believe it even though I have not experienced it? Yes I do. I believe it because I have seen it many times in the past with other products. You truly can get paid to lose weight, with AdvoCare, Shaklee, Amway, or even with starting a blog site like this one. It is all referral based marketing, and many people that do it become very wealthy. There are only three requirements if you want to be healthy and wealthy. Start off fat, pick a program, and get busy.
Now lets talk about the product.
COST-As mentioned before, the expense is only a slight problem. Let’s face it, unhealthy is cheap and easy, but healthy takes money and effort. Just keep in mind that the expense of the products will be offset after you make a few referrals. You will make referrals if you just lose some weight and tell people about your success. So in reality, the expense is only a problem if you do not plan on using the product as a vehicle to create a second stream of income as well as lose weight.
DOES IT WORK- I used the products without really plugging into the local support team, and I didn’t ask many questions….BUT, I did manage to lose 25 pounds in two months without really trying very hard, and without feeling hungry. I simply read the plan that comes with the 24-day-challenge and BOOM, the weight vanished. I think it was 19 pounds my first month. As a side note I need to mention that I was only working the plan Monday thru Friday. On the weekends I still did what I wanted to do as far as eating goes and was still able to lose the weight just by taking the products during the week days. I said that to say this, if you will use the products as directed and follow the schedule every day(unlike me), think of the results you will have.
PRODUCT LINE-Incredibly extensive product line. They have it ALL! Just click here to check out the incredible webstore! If they don’t have it, you don’t need it LOL!
That’s pretty much it. If you have any questions about AdvoCare that I didn’t cover please feel free to ask me in the comments section below. Myself or someone on the local team will answer you.
In my next post coming up, I’ll be sharing with you the future of my weightloss and why I needed to change. God loves you, and so do I!