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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

Lance Waedemon replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Raising worms outdoors in hot climates.
"Thanks for the idea's I especially liked putting a support with window screen over it. Great ventilation and it will keep the worms in. Hmmmmmm, maybe something on the bottom a lot like that? I do have some left over drip irrigation supplies…"
9 minutes ago
Wayne Dickson commented on Ryan Van Patten's group NOVA Compost Community
"Daniel:  what's the latest? I'm trying to decide how best to move to a larger operation and would like to connect with a couple of folks who are seriously into vermiculture."
17 minutes ago
Lance Waedemon replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Raising worms outdoors in hot climates.
"I've got some shady spots. Will do"
35 minutes ago
Danner posted a video

Dan's Worm Bin

Worm bin - flow through digester-type vermicomposter for producing garden soil amendment
2 hours ago
Danner commented on Danner's video
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Dan's Wormbin

"Thanks Daniel, I appreciate the info about your feed rate and experience with volume changes. My precomposted material was a bit overstabilized, so I think I'm not providing the maximum food content for the amount of feedstock I'm adding.…"
2 hours ago
FabricGATOR replied to Donna Soroka's discussion Gardening with castings
"My father in law told me about this TV show he saw: http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/worm-farm/ Jack says something about selling a #20 pound bag of castings and you get 86 cups. He says a cup per plant. 86 plants. I have also heard the 20%…"
5 hours ago
FabricGATOR replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Raising worms outdoors in hot climates.
"I'm thinking evaporative cooling for San Diego and Texas. Although apparently hotter than Florida, you have lower humidity. I have two rubbermaids with attic soffit vents in one for ventilation. The second one I set up, I tried something…"
13 hours ago
FabricGATOR replied to Stevesd's discussion types of bedding
"I'm switching to horse, or should I say, going to begin using horse and cow. I had concerns of the wormer used at the stables. Supposedly, this one particular source worms the horses every few months. Ivermectin and others. Should I worry? I…"
13 hours ago
john charles vance replied to Stevesd's discussion types of bedding
"horse manure 100% all the time, along with veggie scraps, of course. "
14 hours ago
john charles vance replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Raising worms outdoors in hot climates.
"JUST KEEP EM' IN TH' SHADE"
14 hours ago
Lance Waedemon replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Raising worms outdoors in hot climates.
"Thanks for the tips Milt"
Monday
Lance Waedemon replied to Milt's discussion Portable harvester
"I got one and I love it."
Monday
Jus joined Patrick G. Perry's group
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Bokashi and Vermiculture

Vermiculture using Bokashi for pre-composting and increasing nutrient availabity.See More
Monday
Danner left a comment for Richard Berkson
"I love the lasagna technique for a starter floor. Wish I would have seen it earlier when I set up my FT.  My cardboard bottom is ripening, but I'm not rushing it yet to harvest. "
Sunday
Danner commented on Jason's group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"I love the lasagna technique for a starter floor. Wish I would have seen it earlier when I set up my FT.  My cardboard bottom is ripening, but I'm not rushing it yet to harvest. I just posted a short video showing my setup after 2…"
Sunday
Danner commented on Steven Chow's group Indoor Vermicomposters
"Hi all, Here's a short video showing my in-house flow through. It's two months old now. Don't be afraid to give it a try!  I'm using pre-composted manure, so no odors, and so far no pests.…"
Sunday
Milt replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Raising worms outdoors in hot climates.
"Another one..." I'm also in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I keep my bins outside as well. I keep them up off the ground about 2 feet to keep the fire ants out of them. I had a hardware cloth cover to keep critters out. I kept moist mat on…"
Sunday
Milt replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Raising worms outdoors in hot climates.
"So for those of you with concerns about keeping worms outdoors in hot weather, San Diego has been in the 100's for about 5 days now, (after several days in the high 90's), and my outdoor bin (rubbermaid bins w/holes drilled) is hanging in…"
Feb 28
Danner commented on Danner's photo
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Gettin' acquainted in the new digs

"It's been working great for me.  It'll be first harvest by mid-March."
Feb 26
Lance Waedemon shared a profile on Facebook
Feb 26

Forum

Raising worms outdoors in hot climates. 8 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Lance Waedemon 9 minutes ago.

Gardening with castings 8 Replies

Started by Donna Soroka. Last reply by FabricGATOR 5 hours ago.

types of bedding 23 Replies

Started by Stevesd. Last reply by FabricGATOR 13 hours ago.

Portable harvester 9 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Lance Waedemon on Monday.

Worm harvester 7 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by FabricGATOR Feb 10.

Membership 10 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by iJohn Feb 6.

I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :( 9 Replies

Started by Marco Adriano. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 31.

Worms - Overfeeding? 4 Replies

Started by Chris McCaffrey. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 31.

From BBC Earth

Started by Peter Barnard Jan 27.

Are these young worms? 3 Replies

Started by Doug H. Last reply by Farrel Stauffer Jan 23.

urgent question 13 Replies

Started by Claudia. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 16.

Beginner here: stacking or flow-through system? 4 Replies

Started by Carl Duffin. Last reply by Maurice Lee Jan 14.

Worm Wiki

Started by Maurice Lee Jan 12.

Worms underwater 3 Replies

Started by FabricGATOR. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 12.

How do I get started 82 Replies

Started by Carol. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

Selective breeding 3 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

Legionnaires disease 3 Replies

Started by David Thompson. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 7.

Heating with soil heat coil 4 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by Gardener Larry Jan 6.

Twenty pounds of castings in two minutes 3 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Milt Jan 6.

Blog Posts

What food is immediately most attractive to European Nightcrawlers?

This is a question and an experiment log...

What is the food that will draw European Night-crawlers most quickly, within 1 to 4 days? Please do post your personal experiences with foods that they come to within 1 to 4 days.

Right now, I'm interested in this food experiment, but ultimately, I'd like to figure out how to draw some of the biggest worms into a small area for "quick picking", so if you have personal experience with that please do post about it.

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Posted by Bill Wilson on February 3, 2015 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Egg Carton Feeder

I am going to place "Smoothies" along with pulverized egg shells or grit into a paper egg carton and then freeze them inside a one gallon zip lock bag.
When it is feeding time, I'll just break off chunks & toss them in.

Posted by Barry Winters on January 6, 2015 at 10:03pm

Tiny Tub two Worm Challenge (TTTWC)

are any of you doing Bentley's tiny tub two worm challenge?

http://www.redwormcomposting.com/fun-stuff/the-tiny-tub-two-worm-challenge/

Posted by Claudia on January 6, 2015 at 6:57pm

Millipede wood processing

This is an update on the discussion regarding vermicomposting Cellulose after "preprocessing" wood chips by millipedes. The millipedes that I mentioned were apparently recent arrivals from the Bahamas. Since they were non-natives and had little natural population control they were quite prolific. 

Despite being very efficient at processing decaying organic material and especially wood chips, they were only a problem due to their high population levels.

This year…

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Posted by J Bullock on December 14, 2014 at 7:13pm

Something to think about then act on.

"Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience." Howard Zinn

Posted by maurice small on November 19, 2014 at 8:02am

My first worm based sanitation paper...

Here is copy of my first worm based sanitation paper, please message me if you are interested. C 

Posted by Claire Furlong on November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

New Worm bin

Got my worms a couple of weeks ago. Placed them in my wooden outdoor compost bin that was used during the summer. Left the cooled compost inside the bin and used that as the bottom bedding, placed the worms inside the bin and added some pumpkin chunks. Things where going good and I discovered that the worms enjoyed the pumpkin chunks.

Then winter decided it was time to show up and the temp decided to drop. So after monitoring the temp inside the bin for a couple of days I…

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Posted by shane on November 14, 2014 at 8:19pm

Learning

Hello All, I'm wanting to start a worm bin and not sure how to go about it. Size or space is not a problem and I'm in Texas so it's not to cold (most of the time), but does get hot in summer. I think the flow through bins are interesting but I can't figure out what holds every thing in. Seems like stuff would just fall through the bars in the bottom.

Earl

Posted by Earl Patton on October 14, 2014 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

Worm crate Update

Alittle update :

I have been feeding the worms some of my kitchen scraps, around 8 onces of various veggie scraps stored in the freezer (including garlic, onion and lemon - but only very little (as in less that an once of it). Before adding it to the big, i throw them in the food processor (with some water to make the grinding possible), spinkled some powdered eggshells, and add some dry bedding to absorb some of the extra moisture. For now the total is just about 8 lbs of food that was…

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Posted by Benj Lucas on September 25, 2014 at 10:26am

 
 
 

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