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harmful herbs?

Hello everyone!Do you know any herbs that are not good for worms? I heard that cinnamon is harmful to them. I just got tea bags with a bit of cinnamon blended in and was wondering if I could put them…Continue

Started by Sung Mar 21, 2013.

Types of Tea 4 Replies

What type of tea do you all throw in to your worms, and what do you find they like the best?

Started by Garry Hicks. Last reply by Vermiganic Sam Feb 9, 2012.

Non-composting polyester in teabags? 5 Replies

We find a thin layer of "ghost" teabag stays behind in the compost, apparently used to heat seal the bags. Only a few brands don't have this. Yet another source of pollution building up in the soil!

Started by WormWeaver. Last reply by Garry Hicks May 15, 2011.

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Comment by Lee Jolliffe on April 30, 2011 at 4:26am
I don't remember it in my baby bottle, but my Virginia parents sure poured it for us by the gallon later on! (While they made mint juleps.)
Comment by Garry Hicks on May 2, 2011 at 12:56pm
This past weekend I added all my UTB to some fruit and shredded drink tray cardboard! It all got added to a Worm Inn with Euros, and I can once again hear the 'rice krispies' sound!
Comment by Lee Jolliffe on May 2, 2011 at 1:08pm
Yum yum!
Comment by Garry Hicks on May 2, 2011 at 1:30pm
Totally. They love the tea bags, and I cant wait to see tons of cocoons in there!
Comment by Paula Allen on May 2, 2011 at 1:31pm

I filled a 3 gallon bucket full of fruit and vegie waste from work, put it into a large strainer then poured water from a stock pot full of cooked carrots over it, minus the carrots of corse.  Collected a pound of UCG for a neighboor and another pound of UTL for my worms. 

Hey Lee, My Worm Inn is almost full of VC.  It was almost half full until I added the worms you sent me.  Thank you again. 

Garry don't you just love your Worm Inn.  The only draw back I have is once its even half full its a B*%CH to move. :-)

Comment by Garry Hicks on May 2, 2011 at 1:42pm
Haha, I do love it. The breathability of the unit helps the worms just POWER through food, and mine has never gone anaerobic. If anything, the worms came with a bit of a sour smell, and after living in the Worm Inn, that smell is gone!
Comment by Paula Allen on May 2, 2011 at 1:48pm
Im amazed at how fast they work thru food and bedding.  I have only had my WI a little over 3 months and it is almost full. 
Comment by Garry Hicks on May 2, 2011 at 1:50pm
They do eat fast, especially with a system that's in good balance, especially with enough aeration!
Comment by Garry Hicks on July 24, 2011 at 11:06am
I think it is SO awesome though, that even junk artificial materials are broken down by using worms. Woot woot, go worms! lol

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