The Graf Family mini-website has outgrown the MilwaukeeRenaissance.com greenhouse!

Projects that Bob Graf has started with other community members are still here on the MilwaukeeRenaissance.com, where growing conditions are so great for small, tender seedlings — see

Moving to our new wiki home, at NonviolentWorm.org:

Included below is the live home page of the NEW Diary of a Worm, on the New NonviolentWorm.org wiki website. Clicking any link below will bring you to our new site!

Basic Facts

About the Graf Family’s Home Model? of the Growing Power system

On this page…

  1. Box
    1. 1.1  Dimensions
    2. 1.2  Materials
    3. 1.3  Dates
  2. Contents
    1. 2.1  Soil
    2. 2.2  Worms
    3. 2.3  Seed
  3. Planters
    1. 3.1  Soil
    2. 3.2  Seeds

Box

Dimensions

  • The box itself is 8′X 2′ by 1′ height
  • The stand is 8′ X 2′ X 4′ height
  • There is a shelf below the box, 8′ X 2′

Materials

  • Plywood 2′ X 4′ by 1/4″
  • 2″ X 4″ boards: stand and frame of box
  • 1″ X 12″ boards: sides to box
  • plastic,
  • screening,
  • wood screws 3 1/2″ and 2 1/2″
  • braces

Dates

Contents

Soil

  • 9″ of rough compost
  • 1″ of worm castings in box

Worms

  • 1 1/2 lb. of red worms in box

Seed

  • Hybird Spinach Smooth Leaf,
  • Greens,
    • Mache/Corn salad (gourmet salad mix),
    • Endive,
    • Frisee,
    • Bianca Riccia (Endive and Escarole mix)

Planters

On the shelf below the main box are 4 planters

Soil

  • mix
    • 30% rough compost,
    • 30% coyer (coconut shavings)
    • 30% worm castings, with
  • 10% worm castings on top.

Seeds

  • Basil,
  • Common Mint,
  • Spearmint
  • Cilantro
Last edited by TeganDowling. Based on work by Bob Graf.  Page last modified on March 28, 2006

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