Archive | March, 2013
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Hustle and bustle.

19 Mar

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It’s hustle and bustle in compost town. A growing population of soldier fly. Finally! I’m worried by what appears to be pale and not pre-pupae crawling off…

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Frenzy.

19 Mar

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Visible in the background of this photo is the twin BSFL compost bins. As soon as I touch a collection canister the chooks are in a frenzy.

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Here it comes!

19 Mar

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The moment the chickens have been waiting for. Down the larvae feeder they go.

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Pay dirt.

19 Mar

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Looking down the collection canister, finally the harvest is begining for soldier fly larvae from the bins.

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Stragglers

19 Mar

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From a whole bulb of garlic, only four or five cloves developed no signs of life. These two stragglers are getting an extension. One had roots and no sprout, the other a sprout and no roots.

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Shoot’n sweet potatoes!

19 Mar

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Sprouting so quick you can see it growing before you very eyes.

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Sprouting sweet potato.

19 Mar

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Hooray the sweet potato has small purple shoots on it!