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What do them little crawlers eat? regular misconceptions..... or not?
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what do the bugger eat.I have seen soo many odd stories about what worms eat, and what not.Rotting vedgies and plant material, or the protozoa/micro-organisms?I have seen so many people tell that the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Apr 20, 2010.

Very little worm bin
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Hi All,My son is wild about the worms we've got.So, I made him a milk container worm bin, just to see if all works in little.It is just a 2 litre jug, less then 1/2 gallon.I set it up with 2,5 cm 1…Continue

Tags: wriggler, tijgerworm, red, bin, Fetida

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bart J. Meijer Feb 23, 2010.

 

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When did you start composting with worms?
October 6, 2009
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
gardening
What do your worms like to eat?
coffee
What kinds of worms do you have?
eisenia and Dendro's
What worm bins do you use?
home made stack system at home, and a vermicompost bin in the vedgie garden.
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
2
My Vermicomposters.com Map Entry URL:
http://vermicomposters.com/wormbin?id=1335
About Me:
I am a DIY in optima forma.
Maybe going overboard I do everything myself, car, house, computer etc etc.
A bit of a pain, as everybody knows it, so I get asked a lot to help out.

I love old lamps, historic kerosene/paraffin/petroleum lamps, either with a wick or with pressure.
In fact, I love parafinalia so much, I even have a Finnish boat with a paraffin engine. ( We call it motor petroleum )

Now with the new hobby of vermicomposting, I think my total of hobbies is going to 10....
Website:
http://bart-j-meijer-chillies.blogspot.com/

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 8:46am on November 15, 2009, Dwight Zgavec said…
Howdy
At 9:59am on November 15, 2009, Andrew from California said…
Welcome to the group, Bart. I'm fairly new to the group also and found it useful to check out the different sub-groups here. There's a "Groups" tab at the bottom of the header. You can read the comments written and decide whether you want to join the group. Of course you can always just post a question, comment or any other info on a open the forum.
At 7:22am on November 19, 2009, Kenneth Westervelt said…
Odd name for a lamp website, but I like that. Congrats on being featured! What kind of setup do you use to prevent your worms from freezing?
At 8:30am on November 19, 2009, Bart J. Meijer said…
HI Kenneth,

Thanks !
The website's name, well ..
We couldn't come up with a good name, other then, be-back-later, coming from a sign that was used at shops here.
If the boss was gone fishing, it would have a sign, Be back later fishing!
And as the lamps are used while fishing or camping....

Here in the Netherlands it does freeze in winter, -10-15 degrees Celsius, 5-14 Fahrenheit.
Most of the times in periods of 1-3 weeks, sometimes longer.

So to keep the worms warm enough, I placed them in 15 cm 6 inches of brown compost, which had no worms in it.

On top of that I piled green stuff, leaves, manure, and champion ( mushroom) compost in layers of 2 inches.
That will start heating up, and keep the pile warm during winter.
The worms will go lower if the pile is too hot, and wait until it is cooled enough to go up and eat.
If the bin gets too full, I will place an other next to it, with fresh green stuff.


Cheers Bart
At 5:39am on December 30, 2009, Erick said…
Hoi Bart,
altijd leuk een landgenoot! Er zijn volgens mij niet zoveel Nederlands bezig met wormen. Hoe staat het met je buitenbak na deze koude weken?

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