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Do you compost the shiny pages of junk mail? Magazines? Textbooks with pictures? I have been. I keep them in a separate worm box, and just use those castings on the lawn and flowers, but I always…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vermiganic Sam Apr 23, 2012.

Nice photos of Worms doing...um...you know....

Terri Hamilton has some great photos of worms doing 'the deed'. For those of us who have never caught our worms in the act, it is informative. …Continue

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Started May 26, 2010

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When did you start composting with worms?
February 21, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
A friend told me it would be a great idea. It took me a while to catch on!
What do your worms like to eat?
Leftover corn on the cob. Even if there is almost none left over!
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red wigglers, Euros.
What worm bins do you use?
A flow through made from a big garbage can with wheels.
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
Between 4 and 10.
About Me:
I hope my worms live!
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http://www.antb.etsy.com

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Vermicomposting and Heavy Metals

I found this article  on Treehugger.  I love that the University's name is Pondicherry, like on Willy Wonka. 

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/worm-composting-soaks-heavy-metals-remediates-waste.html



Wisconsin Department of…

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Posted on August 21, 2012 at 3:42pm

Brent Spiner wanted to be a worm farmer

I wish I knew how to edit videos. But the worm farm part is in the middle.  From the old TV show "Night Court". 

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Saw this in the NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/us/in-lagunitas-calif-a-fight-over-worms-and-moats.html

In Hippie Holdout, a Fight Over Worms and Moats

Jim Wilson/The New York Times

For 40 years, David Lee Hoffman,…

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Posted on April 23, 2012 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

Really Big Worm and BEES!

Sunday we were planting potatoes in wire bins. I was digging in my compost to put in the bins to plant the 'taters, and seeing lots and lots of nice healthy worms. 

(Have you noticed when you dig around where composting worms are working that you get that wormbox smell?  My husband says I'm nuts, but I can tell there are red wigglers being disturbed when I smell it.…

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Posted on April 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

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At 8:35am on May 23, 2010, ron tweedie said…
corrupion of mugre spanish for dirty
At 12:53pm on May 24, 2010, ron tweedie said…
funny my reds seem to thrive on neglect, they're out side. By contrast my euros are in the garage and I cook for them too, the reds get all the stuff thats really stinkie (anaerobic?)
At 5:51am on July 21, 2010, Cynthia Gilbreth said…
Antonia,
Thanks, I hope to learn quite a lot by being in this network.
At 7:45pm on July 21, 2010, Glenn Wilson said…
Thanks for the welcome, I have been looking at a worm incubator. They are not cheap, I found a 27 cubic foot chest freezer on Craig's list for $ 75. If I install a thermostat and some heater tape for heating the soil in the winter months will this work?
At 4:28am on July 30, 2010, Malcolm Mandel said…
Thanks for the encouragement. I spoke to an Israeli member who is going to help me start up again
At 6:18pm on July 31, 2010, Elaine Petkovsek said…
Thanks for the welcome Antonia. I love the pictures of your back yard garden! We are converting a portion of our front yard into garden, so I like to look to see what others have done.

Elaine
At 11:53pm on August 4, 2010, Paul Steel said…
Thanx for the welcome Antonia!!
At 8:49am on August 8, 2010, Terry Martin said…
Thank you
At 12:22pm on August 10, 2010, Jay said…
In response to you not throwing away any food, paper, or cardboard that is great.... I just read an article recently about its better to recycle paper and things like the newspaper than to use it in a worm bin. I usually shred my junk mail and use that in the worm bin and put the sunday journal in the recycle bin though... best wishes
At 8:13pm on August 10, 2010, Jay said…

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