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Worm Factory

The Worm Factory is an upward migration composting worm bin. We created this group to allow owners of the Worm Factory to discuss their experience with it and to allow others who are interested in the product to learn more about it.

Location: Bellingham, WA
Members: 120
Latest Activity: Mar 28

Discussion Forum

number of worms in a WF 360 6 Replies

Started by Alan Robinson. Last reply by Bill Mar 28.

How many trays do you have going? 7 Replies

Started by larry. Last reply by Brigitte Prystay Feb 22.

Why so many worms in previous tray? 1 Reply

Started by Chip Milligan. Last reply by Miss Mitchell Jun 19, 2013.

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Comment by Paula Allen on November 29, 2010 at 6:39am
It will be interesting to find how it broke down even more after the snow that is going to cover it melts. I still doing at least 3 of the square foot gardens. I want 6. Do a Butterfly garden in one of them to attrack well Butterflys and bugs that are good for the garden. I had thought about buying lady bugs on line but others have said you don't really know how they are harvested. I also want plants that I can bring inside during the winter months.
Comment by Eve on November 29, 2010 at 6:54am
It looks like Mel's mix is what i make for my Earth Boxes, its the same recipe. I do have a problem getting the ingredients. The peat moss and compost i can get year round. it's the other two that is very seasonal. As in they show up in the stores after i plant. So i have to store it all winter.

My soil is gravel so keeping things moist enough is a challenge. I am planning to make some square foot gardens with a false bottom to incorporate the Earth Box watering system into square foot beds next spring. This watering system has worked best for me here.
Comment by CathyM on November 29, 2010 at 11:05am
Mel's mix is available at Lowes if you are looking for any pre-mixed.
Comment by Eve on November 29, 2010 at 8:47pm
Thanks Cathy i will check Lowes in the spring.
Comment by Paula Allen on November 30, 2010 at 6:40am
Mel Bartholomew, now there is a guy who thought out side the box. Then turned around and used that box. He wanted to try something diffrent.
Comment by CathyM on November 30, 2010 at 12:06pm
Rock messaged me that I misspoke in my recent comments. I apologize. I said perlite and I meant pumice. The WF360 added pumice to their products sometime earlier this year. My 2nd WF360 came with instructions that say, "Pumice is mined from Oregon and is a great bedding additive to your Worm Facotry. It adds additional air space, prevents matting, and helps to control moisture. Pumice is used extensively in commercial growing operations; its function in moderating drainage and air flow makes it valuable in your Worm Factory and garden." In my picture, the white rock is pumice.
Comment by Paula Allen on November 30, 2010 at 3:33pm
I never did add the Pumice to the WF360. I might use it for the 5 gallon stackable bucket ideal I saw on utube. My RM bin is doing ok so far. The worms are eating anything I put in there. They are also doing well in the WF360. Im feeding a section at a time and sprinkling worm chow ontop of the food then putting the newspaper and dry bedding on top. So Far So Good.
Comment by Paula Allen on December 1, 2010 at 8:43am
My WF 360 was to dry had to spray with water and ariate it. Same with the RM bin. Feed the today about a pound each of blended food. Sprinkled some worm chow over the food. They seem to love it. In about 4 or 5 days will check on them again.Feed a section then leave the for a week so they can work on the bedding.
Comment by Jeannine Kent on December 2, 2010 at 6:38pm
Paula what's the worm chow you refer to?
Comment by Paula Allen on December 2, 2010 at 6:57pm
Purina Worm Chow Jeannie.


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