Tiny plants have been sprouting in all our pot plants. This is not unusual when you use worm farm castings to enrich the soil in pot plants (castings is basically worm waste i.e. poo and it looks like a soil/mud composition).
Usually I pull out these little plants from the pots, just as if they were weeds. A couple of months ago I challenged my thought process on considering these little plants as weeds. Basically a weed is any plant you do not want to grow in your garden. What if I wanted these plants to grow?
I wasn’t actually sure what the plants were but knew that they had to come from the worm’s castings and hence the plants were once food we consumed in the past i.e. fruit or veggies.
So I decided to let my plants grow and hence they no longer were labeled weeds.
It has been really enjoyable watching the plants grow to discover what they were.
I have really no idea on growing veggies (although I am planning on taking a Sydney City course to learn) so I am hoping my readers might be able to answer some of my questions about the photographed plants below:
1) How large do capsicum plants grow (I am starting to get concerned)?
2) I am so proud of my little cherry tomatoes and it appears little green worms share my excitement. How can I save my tomatoes from being eaten without spraying pesticides on them?
3) Can I really grow pumpkins like this?