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feeding worms
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Hi, Can I feed my worms apples,plums from my trees and cucumbers, tomato from the gardenthank you, AlanContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by iJohn Sep 5, 2014.

seed starter mix
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what is a good way to use vc in seed starter mix. how do you make a good starter mix to start  the seed indoorContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Jan 28, 2014.

wet bins
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Hi, may bins are stay to wet and I live lakewood Co  were humidy stay about 10-20% what can I do?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Duffy Nov 6, 2013.

moveing worms outside
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Hi, I'm going to move my bins out side to let them dry out so I can harvest them,and get the vc for my garden and get a count of worms. the temp at night is about 55 and day is 85 will this be ok to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Jun 18, 2013.

 

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iJohn replied to Alan Robinson's discussion feeding worms
"Grounded/powdered eggshells is always a welcome addition to any system, and most important they are free...!!!   :)"
Sep 5, 2014
Diane C. Morey replied to Alan Robinson's discussion feeding worms
"thank you, yes it make perfect sense, basically allow the mulch to absorb the liquids which then entice the little critters to have at it. That is the "fun" thing if you would, "managing" your vermiculture habitat in whatever…"
Sep 4, 2014
Ian Carruthers replied to Alan Robinson's discussion feeding worms
"Diane it's horses for courses, I can only speak for my self & I think it also depends on how big your system/s are as well as in or out door. Im not a advocate of freezing as its not practicle in the qty I feed, I have the space to compost…"
Sep 3, 2014
Diane C. Morey replied to Alan Robinson's discussion feeding worms
"Thank you for the insight. It stands to reason that the digestive properties apply across the species. Do you think that the freezing and thawing the acidic foods would help to deter the adverse effects? It would not reduce the moisture, but it…"
Sep 3, 2014
Ian Carruthers replied to Alan Robinson's discussion feeding worms
"All the stuff that give humans indigestion also negativly affect worms. Cucumbers & Apples you can put directly into the bin large quantities of tomato & plums you would be better off composting for a couple of weeks. Composting gives the…"
Sep 3, 2014
Diane C. Morey replied to Alan Robinson's discussion feeding worms
"You're welcome! Let us know how it turns out or if you have any more questions. Enjoy. Diane"
Aug 31, 2014
Alan Robinson replied to Alan Robinson's discussion feeding worms
"I freeze a lot for the winter in small bags thank you Alan"
Aug 31, 2014
Diane C. Morey replied to Alan Robinson's discussion feeding worms
"Sure, they would be happy to have them. Considerations #1 how many worms and how much food. If you have too much food, put it in the freezer until they need more. Putting in a lot of fruit may make the ph balance a little high, so throw some…"
Aug 31, 2014
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feeding worms

Hi, Can I feed my worms apples,plums from my trees and cucumbers, tomato from the gardenthank you, AlanSee More
Aug 31, 2014
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"I have been away for a few months can I feed the worms apples"
Aug 31, 2014
Bill replied to Alan Robinson's discussion number of worms in a WF 360 in the group Worm Factory
"I have been running a WF 360 for about 14 mos now. I started with 2lbs of worms. Within 3 mos I started a 18 gal tote with just a token number of worms from my initial herd. Probably less than 200 worms. Around the 7 mos mark I decided to…"
Mar 28, 2014
Deborah replied to Alan Robinson's discussion seed starter mix
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Jan 28, 2014
Janis Clone replied to Alan Robinson's discussion seed starter mix
"I go 50% VC - 50% peat moss."
Jan 28, 2014
Timothy McMaster replied to Alan Robinson's discussion seed starter mix
"Not sure how effective it is for everyone, but here's what I do: in a 5 gallon bucket 1 brick of coconut coir (reconstituted) 1 gallon compost (either mine or store bought/OMRI certified) 1 gallon perlite or vermiculite (whichever is…"
Jan 27, 2014
Alan Robinson posted a discussion

seed starter mix

what is a good way to use vc in seed starter mix. how do you make a good starter mix to start  the seed indoorSee More
Jan 26, 2014
John Duffy replied to Alan Robinson's discussion wet bins
"Leave the lids off your bins for a few days. (or, however long it takes) Fluff-up your bedding to get some oxygen incorporated as well. A sheet of dry newspaper on top will keep the worms in the bin as long as there is a light shining in the…"
Nov 6, 2013

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When did you start composting with worms?
February 10, 2012
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
surffing the web
What do your worms like to eat?
just about any thing
What kinds of worms do you have?
RW
What worm bins do you use?
WF 360 and RM
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
3 lbs
About Me:
I'm going to start composting with worms
Website:
http://cobra1gt@gmail.com

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bedding

Hi, I have a ? on bedding. How much Bedding should I keep in my bins, How thick should I keep it and should mix some in my VC

Thank-you

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 8:52am — 13 Comments

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At 12:21pm on January 22, 2012, Roger Barnett said…

Welcome Alan, How long have you been doing worms or Gardening?

Are you in California?

This is a great site for sight and information. Welcome!

At 1:05pm on January 22, 2012, Rich Feiller said…
Welcome, a lot of great info on this site to help get you going!
At 10:04am on March 17, 2012, Rich Feiller said…

sorry Alan, i am not an authority on VC tea. you can find those on this forum that are including a group. let us know of how it works for you

the only "worm tea" that i have had was in the vermiponics system created by the circulating water through the worm bin 5-gal buckets that contained plants and supplied the aquaponics system that served 6 large grow beds and 4 small float trays. it was more of a perpetual system.

At 11:42pm on April 16, 2012, Rich Feiller said…

thanks for the invite.

At 3:43pm on April 17, 2012, Alan Robinson said…

U R Welcome

At 6:53pm on July 10, 2012, John Duffy said…

How are your worms doing since you moved them to a cooler place?

At 2:03pm on September 18, 2012, Rich Feiller said…
In a small bin 2-21/2" strips is plenty. Install them vertically so the air can circulate and the worms will use the corragatiins as raceways untill the cardboard is gone.

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