12 September 2007
Wiggling for a better World
Has anybody seen Wiggly Wigglers recently? I’m a big WW fan – our wormery, beehive composters, bird feeders and bird food have all come from there. I particularly like how as a company they put a lot of thought into making it easier for people to start composting, to encourage wildlife into their gardens or to grow wildflowers. But I’ve not really been paying attention to what they’ve been up to for some time. Yes, I do know that they have a blog and a regular podcast, but I have been deliberately keeping myself out of the loop. This is largely because I am trying to limit my spending and I find that cooing over everything in their catalogue inevitably ends up with me ordering something.
Last week or so when the latest catalogue arrived on my doorstep I was astonished and impressed by how they have branched out. There are all the usual Wiggly regulars, but they are also now selling a selection of organic vegetable seeds. There’s nothing very out of the ordinary about the selection as far as I can tell, but a fair old spread. Certainly these organic seed varieties are cheaper elsewhere, particularly for members of Garden Organic, but if you’re already a Wiggly customer who doesn’t yet grow your own, then this might tempt you to start – and that’s no bad thing.
Of the new items in the catalogue, I have my eye on these Leaf Bags. As part of the Potager plans I had intended to create a container for leaves out of chicken wire, but these bags cost less and would not involve any construction work so I think I might give them a try. Right now I’m not allowed to buy anything for the garden until the raised beds have been dug over and filled, so I’ll have to rein in my spending urge. By the time I am allowed to buy something, I suspect there might be one or two other things on the list…