Our madeira vine larvae have been on a feeding frenzy and over the next few weeks they will shed their protective slim coatings and head down into the soil to pupate, becoming adult beetles approximately 30 days later.


Our prototype composting worm farm recycled from an old freezer is near completion.  The freezer is well insulated and will keep the worms warm in winter and cooler in summer. 

We always like to recycle and repurpose where we can, and it is hard to believe there is a potential wicking bed hiding under all of this leaf debris.   We will grow our own vegetables to feed our composting worms and having a wicking bed rather than a raised garden bed will reduce our watering by 50 percent.

 

Yvonne Hennell

Biocontrol Manager