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Vermicomposters.com is a social networking community for people who have a worm bin or compost with worms or for people who are thinking about getting started and want more information.  There are… Continue

Created by Steven Chow May 28, 2008 at 7:35am. Last updated by Steven Chow Mar 12, 2010.

 

About Vermicomposters.com

Welcome to Vermicomposters.com
Vermicomposters.com is a social networking community for people who have a worm bin/compost with worms or for people who are thinking about getting started. Read this note to help you get started on vermicomposters.com:

Vermicomposters.com Map

Vermicomposters.com was setup to to find out how many people compost with worms so don't forget to add yourself to the map.

If you have any questions or problems with the map please post here Thank you.

Got photos on flickr? The Worm Watch feature on the vermicomposters.com homepage is being replaced.. with the vermicomposting flickr pool to make it easier for us all to update the featured photos on the vermicomposters.com homepage.. sorry for the delay on fixing Worm Watch and please help add any flickr photos you can find to the vermicomposting pool!

Vermicomposters.com WormWiki
Share your knowledge by becoming a WormWiki writer! Vermicomposting can be intimidating at first... but maybe we can help make it easier by assembling our experiences and knowledge on a wiki to help people get started. Write your own articles like Amy's How to make a worm bin bag or just pitch in on the collectively written online guide. Check out the Online Resources / Links Section

Be sure to also join the WormWiki Writers group

Latest Activity

Milt posted a discussion

Portable harvester

This is my latest harvester made from a 5 gallon bucket. It runs on 8 AA batteries for about 30 hours.
8 minutes ago
FabricGATOR replied to FabricGATOR's discussion Cocoon nursery
"The "cloth" as it occurs naturally on the coconut tree. Additional photos of the substrate after two-three days playing in the cloth. Why are some worms blond? Some are blond at the posterior, others from the clitellum…"
3 hours ago
Andrew from California commented on Alex Wyatt's blog post Carrot Harvest!!
"Good looking carrots! The one time I grew some, they came out gnarly...still tasted good, though. Almost none of us can grow all our own food, but every little bit is something to celebrate."
7 hours ago
Alex Wyatt posted a status
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Alex Wyatt joined Don Dillon's group
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Aqua VermiPonics

This is about the melding of Aquaponics and Vermiculture. Got fish? Got worms? Then your all set.
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Alex Wyatt joined The Garbage Guru's group
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Worm bin creature picture group

This is a group where we can add photos and create a worm bin creature picture library.Also we can post,whether the creature should or shouldn't be removed from our worm bin.Got pics?Any creature including moles termites etc.
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Coffee Ground Vermicomposters

All those who feel like adding coffee grounds to their worm bins or who collect and make use of Coffee Grounds are welcome here. Lets share ideas.See More
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Worming for the World

We all worm for different reasons. This group is for anyone who wants to discuss the environmental angle of vermicomposting. Share your thoughts and experiences to help each other help protect our home. See More
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DIY tip and Tricks

DIY tips and Tricks of building worm farms and different feeding and harvesting methods
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vermicompost tea users

This group is for any one who uses vermicompost tea.I'm not the best at it. But i can personally vouch for the power of tea through experimentation.
20 hours ago
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Vermigardening

Anyone using worms, castings or teas in anyway to grow any kind of garden, please share your advice and experience here.
20 hours ago
Alex Wyatt posted a blog post

Carrot Harvest!!

I harvested a few carrots today... I've never been so excited about carrots in my life. It was seriously a huge event this morning. Even the cat came to watch me dig them up. lol.  The CarrotsAll day at work today, I showed everyone this picture like, "Look what I pulled out of my garden this morning!" I'm surprised that everyone still gets excited when I show them pictures of my…See More
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Steve Bichlmeier commented on Alex Wyatt's blog post The First Taber Gardens
"You will have to try growing snap peas.  This is the first year I grew them they have completely covered the chicken wire fence.  Great eating raw or in a stir fry.  A natural vertical grower.  Keep extra bedding with those worms…"
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FabricGATOR replied to FabricGATOR's discussion Cocoon nursery
"I was hoping to upload photos from iPhone. I may have to email them to my laptop and then post them."
Monday

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Portable harvester

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50 Lb Purina Worm Chow $19.50 46 Replies

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Harvesting Red Worm cocoons and babies 4 Replies

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WormzOrganic closes it's doors 4 Replies

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Consistency of castings 6 Replies

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which species should I use? 3 Replies

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These little things in my worm bin! What are they? 7 Replies

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Such a thing as TOO old manure, leaves, or compost? 3 Replies

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Worm hatching success 7 Replies

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Chicago and Evanston Vermicomposters !!

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Ant in my indoor Rubbermaid worm bin, My plan of attack 3 Replies

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Dermestids and Dry Composting? 1 Reply

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Worm Casting and Tomato Plants 9 Replies

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Carrot Harvest!!

I harvested a few carrots today... I've never been so excited about carrots in my life. It was seriously a huge event this morning. Even the cat came to watch me dig them up. lol. 

 

The…
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Posted by Alex Wyatt on July 22, 2014 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

The First Taber Gardens

My first experience with a garden was in my Granny's front yard. I have memories of this magical little space under a canopy of low trees. There were pathways between raised beds full of flowers. I must have been about 3 or 4 years old.  My memories of this garden remind me of things I've seen in a magazine. It was absolutely magnificent.



More recently in the past couple of years, I've been experimenting with growing things. I had the brilliant idea to grow…

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Posted by Alex Wyatt on July 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Eggs

I finally found some eggs. It was only 3 but im pretty sure there is more. I put my bin outside in the shade this morning cause im having a nit fly problem, but finding the eggs made me stop worrying about the flies.

now im going to try and see if i can catch them hatching.This just gives me more reason to look at them

Posted by Shequtia Jackson on July 9, 2014 at 8:26am

flow though newbie

So I want to start and with a flow through bin. Does anybody have a link on the website to educate me on how to harvest the casings and what the spacing on the grate should be? There are lots of great picture, but how do I harvest?

Thanks

Posted by Daver on July 6, 2014 at 2:47am — 1 Comment

Bedding material--Lavender stems?

I would like to know if stems from cut lavender serve well as bedding material (instead of things like straw, and perhaps mixed in with newspaper).  The stems are very thin and stiff.  I have a lot of the stuff.  I believe redwood branchlets are NOT good due to the chemicals and wonder if the same is true for fragrant plants lilke lavender.  Anyone tried this or have an opinion?

Posted by Ross Hunter on July 1, 2014 at 3:42pm

Boy Scout Presentation

I recently did a presentation on red worms to a group of 7-year old Boy Scouts.  I had a Mega-Inn in the back of my truck and I was a little apprehensive about the trip to the talk.  I was visualizing taking a corner too fast and having worms all over the bed of the truck.  I didn't make the conversion to the wood frame yet and it still has the PVC piping.  I did make it a bit more sturdy by using duct tape and rope to stabilize the frame.  Plus tying things down somewhat securely in the bed…

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Posted by Steve Bichlmeier on June 9, 2014 at 8:31pm

Great Worm Quote



I recently attended a presentation by Dr. Mercola that focused on a number of topics.  One that really struck a chord with me was how negative ions in our environment really have a positive effect on your health.  The water in your cells converts from H2O to H3O2 and is like a mini battery.   Negative ions help recharge your body.  You can get these negative ions through…

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Posted by Steve Bichlmeier on June 1, 2014 at 6:54am

MY WORMS

I just started worm farming. I'm starting out really small. I only have 124 worms. I call them my ghetto worms. They live in a small container for now and as they multiply I will be moving them into a deluxe apartment(still not the 10 gal container). I know they wish I would go to sleep so I can stop looking at them. I know its gonna take time for them to do their magic but I am so excited I look at them all the time. I quess that why I  enjoy my small container. Im hoping to be able to…

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Posted by Shequtia Jackson on May 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Overfed a bit

Recently heavy feeding caught up a bit, bins are a little foul. Mixed the contents up, created an additional bin with fairly dry screened mostly finished compost... Then threw much of the excess food into the new bin along with a couple handfuls of worms. 

Bins are prolific, loaded with cocoons, many young worms. Just a few here and there lethargic and slightly swollen. I found one worm being eaten by mites. I might have to bait some of them out of there. 

Side…

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Posted by Dean Thomson on May 19, 2014 at 8:12pm

First entry

So I am slightly experienced vermicomposter.   I have raised red wigglers and more recently a bin of red wigglers mixed with European night crawlers. 

My order of Alabama jumpers is maybe coming at the beginning of next week?   I put it in on Monday on orderworms.com but haven't been able to get any response whatsoever from the owner :/

In the meantime I just got powdered Dolomite in the mail because I am a heavy vegetable scrap feeder and my bedding is mostly pest…

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Posted by Dean Thomson on May 16, 2014 at 8:17pm

 
 
 

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