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RE: Agastache (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: wonbyherwits on 02.05.2010 at 09:49 pm in Salvia Forum

I rely upon agastache (and salvia) in my deer resistant garden. The long bloom season adds so much color to my garden. SL Mag was here in July 2009 to photo my garden. Bender is going to let me know when the article comes out, but the agastache in my garden will probably be the focus.

I am conducting zone (and critter) trials for 2 varieties of agastache (as well as 3 coreopsis, 1 leucanthemum and 1 pulmonaria) for TN Nurseries.

In addition to those two (I will reveal after the trials), I am growing these:

Purple Haze
Black Adder
Salmon & Pink (labeled as such and it is the best performer)
Coronado
Navajo Sunset
Summer Sky
Summer Glow
Heather Queen
Purple Pygmy
Blue Fortune
Golden Jubilee
Cana

I have several orange and orange/pink varieties with no labels. I've not found any seedlings since I started growing agastache in 2005.

Can you clarify for me... I've heard the narrow leaved, tubular flowered agastache referred to as "western agastache"... and, the wider-leaved, bottlebrush just referred to as herbaceous since they die back in winter. What is the proper way to distinguish between these? My "western" still have beautiful basal foliage. I don't cut any of these back until spring. It's very difficult to find any good documentation on agastache. I just keep finding more and more colors that I'd love to grow!

Thanks,
Cameron

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clipped on: 02.16.2010 at 07:06 pm    last updated on: 02.16.2010 at 07:06 pm

Buckets of Worms

posted by: patrick1969 on 02.12.2010 at 12:03 pm in Vermicomposting Forum

I've read that you aren't supposed to be able to grow worms in 5 gallon buckets, usually when someone asks about using buckets for worms. I would like to say that I have been using the worm bucket method for almost a year now and am pretty satisfied. The only thing that would be better is if they were faster eaters.

You can check out my "boys" here.

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clipped on: 02.16.2010 at 05:17 pm    last updated on: 02.16.2010 at 05:18 pm

Should I dry my worm castings or leave them moist?

posted by: microbiomom on 02.16.2010 at 12:57 pm in Vermicomposting Forum

I just harvested some castings from my worm bin and was wondering what the moisture content should be when it is used. I would think moist is good for the microbes, but having not seen the commercial product, I wonder which is best for storage.
Thanks
cd

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clipped on: 02.16.2010 at 05:13 pm    last updated on: 02.16.2010 at 05:13 pm