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New England Wormers

A worm discussion group for New Englanders

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Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2014

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Sluggish worms 3 Replies

I am having trouble with my standing worm bins system. It is a rack system with slide out masonry bins it currently is out side but the weather has been fine. The worms in the last week or so seem to…Continue

Started by Scott Guilleaume. Last reply by Patricia Jul 31, 2013.

Need to pass on worm bin to interested? 2 Replies

Hi All--Unfortunately I will need to get rid of my precious worm bin.  We are moving to DC and a much smaller living space, and my wife says "No" to my worms....Anyone in the Boston area interested…Continue

Started by Adam Blankenbicker. Last reply by John Duffy Jan 10, 2012.

Using the finished product 4 Replies

Just for fun I planted pumpkin seeds in my vermicompost (since they sprout in the bin like crazy).  They did come up but are shriveled and poor looking compared to those started in regular potting…Continue

Started by Duff Bromley. Last reply by JIM STACY Aug 3, 2011.

Bedding practices? 3 Replies

Hello, fellow New England Wormers. I suppose I could have posted a general question somewhere but since I just joined the group, here it goes...   I am using moist shredded paper as bedding but I am…Continue

Tags: bedding

Started by Monica De Castro. Last reply by Jay Jun 23, 2011.

Comment Wall

Comment by Stephen McGuire on November 29, 2010 at 9:31am
What kind of worms are you using and what are you housing them in?

Im using euro worms and have them in a 18 gallon rubbermaid container.
Comment by David on November 29, 2010 at 10:23am
I'm using red wigglers, I purchased 2 lbs a few months ago and I'm using the rubbermaid containers too.
Comment by Paula Allen on November 29, 2010 at 1:11pm
Im using red wigglers also. I have a rubbermaid type container about a month old and a Worm Factory 360 about two weeks old. So far both systems are doing well.
Comment by Jeannine Kent on November 29, 2010 at 5:35pm
I use red wigglers and Worm Factory 360. I also sell both at Farmer's Markets. I've done the rubbermaid bin but find the Worm Factory so much easier to use. There's no worm separating and it's much easier to control the moisture.
Comment by Paula Allen on November 29, 2010 at 5:58pm
I agree Jeannie the Worm Factory 360 is easy to use. The bin will take for ever to compost But Im going to see it thru. Im thinking about using the 5 gallon bucket stakable method I saw on Utube.
Comment by Jeannine Kent on November 30, 2010 at 5:11pm
Paula, I used some 5 gallon buckets. Everytime I looked in the bucket there wasn't much of a change. Over the summer I kind of neglected it and then took a peek again in September. The worms had been in there of at least 8 months and they still hadn't worked through everything. Having more surface area is better since the worms are top feeders. Personally I think the 5 gallon buckets are too deep. It is fun to experiment with all sorts of bins though. Let me know how you make out.
Comment by Paula Allen on November 30, 2010 at 5:30pm
I sure will Jeannie. What I really want is another WF360 but Im going to try the bucket deal. If it does not work for me Im not out anythiing. I love following all the experamints quite a few of the members do. The pictures and the videos the blogs etc. Something new every day.
Comment by Stephen McGuire on November 30, 2010 at 5:56pm
Hi Jane
Where are you from? Yes we are active I set up the group yesterday. I'm from a little south of Boston. Paula isn't from New England but asked me if she could join anyways.
Comment by Paula Allen on November 30, 2010 at 6:21pm
Im from the quad cities. Across the Mississippi River from Davenport Iowa. Acording to the vermicomposters map there is not to many vermicomposters close to me. So I would like to be an honorary New Englander. I will even try New England Clam Chowder.
Comment by Stephen McGuire on November 30, 2010 at 6:35pm
thats fine with me Paula you are welcome here anytime. Why wont you try the chowder?


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