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CathyM
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  • Torrance, CA
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CathyM commented on The Worm Factory's group Worm Factory
"I have 2 WF360's since 2010.  Works great, very low maintenance."
May 3
CathyM replied to jcw's discussion Which Bin for Mom? (Ideas, please?)
"I mentioned Worm Factory 360 and still think it is best for outside Los Angeles.  I have left it unattended for a month at a time with no issues.  I would be very concerned about the Worm Inn drying out."
Mar 3
CathyM replied to jcw's discussion Which Bin for Mom? (Ideas, please?)
"I have had good luck with the Worm Factory 360 outdoors in coastal Los Angeles area. Very easy to use and expandable by adding more trays. "
Feb 28
CathyM replied to larry's discussion How many trays do you have going? in the group Worm Factory
"LOL, I guess I came across as a math nerd.  I did start out as a math major in college."
Feb 20
CathyM replied to larry's discussion How many trays do you have going? in the group Worm Factory
"In the first month or two of a new bin, it goes more slowly because you are waiting for the microbes to build up. The worms are really eating the microbes more than the actual food you put in.  After the bin and tray is established, I wait for…"
Feb 20
CathyM replied to larry's discussion How many trays do you have going? in the group Worm Factory
"I have 2 WF360's with 6 trays on each.  They are pretty heavy with 6 trays.  Here is a description of my set up.  Lets say the bottom tray is number 1 and the top tray is number 6.  I line tray number 1 with…"
Feb 20
CathyM replied to Kenny Walters's discussion coco coir or peat moss
"I have 2 Worm Factories, for about 3 - 4 years now.  I used the coir that came with them and in the beginning added a little bit more but no longer.  I just add food scraps and cardboard. Worms are happy and plentiful."
Jan 6
CathyM replied to George's discussion I thought I would share this early morning chuckle.
"Made me laugh."
Jun 6, 2013
CathyM commented on The Worm Factory's group Worm Factory
"Brandon, Danny gave you a few suggestions.  I also suggest adding more bedding, cardboard or similar. You could add a new top tray that is full of moist bedding, a place for the worms to escape to.  When the bin heats…"
Jul 18, 2012
CathyM replied to Glenn Wilson's discussion Ferry-Morse
"The Botanical Interests packages use weight.  The Emerald Delight Zucchini does say 1.5 grams but I did not pay attention to it when I purchased.  I have a yellow crookneck from BI that I purchased the year before and it is 5 grams and an…"
May 25, 2012
CathyM replied to Glenn Wilson's discussion Ferry-Morse
"I opened a packet of Zucchini seeds from Botanical Interests yesterday and was shocked to see only 8 seeds in there.  Because they are large seeds they get away with putting so few in the packet.  That's not right.  Zucchini…"
May 24, 2012
CathyM replied to Mindbridge: Nancy J Stremmel's discussion Racoons
"I think you will be fine but a lot of sites say to be cautious.  I googled and only found one story of a guy with problems with raccoons and worm bin outdoors, his was away from the house under an apple tree. He also had mountain lions, possums…"
Apr 15, 2012
CathyM replied to Mindbridge: Nancy J Stremmel's discussion Racoons
"We have raccoons in our neighborhood.  They have not bothered my 2 worm factories which are up under the eaves next to the house.   They did dig up my garden when I buried some fish carcass.  I do sometimes put lobster shells in…"
Apr 14, 2012
CathyM commented on CathyM's blog post Worms Commit Suicide in Our Swimming Pool
"Worm rescues tonight.  It rained this morning. I checked a couple of times during the day and all was well. Then during dinner there was a huge downpour. I went out to check in the dark and the cold and the worms were traveling around…"
Feb 27, 2012
CathyM commented on The Worm Factory's group Worm Factory
"My suggestion would be to try to have patience, I know that is hard with a new set up. My experience is that the numbers appear to go down in the beginning and the worms don't eat that much because it is a new environment.  They say that…"
Feb 20, 2012
CathyM replied to Alan Robinson's discussion WF 360 vrs other systems
"I have 2 WF 360's.  They are almost 2 years old.  I am very satisfied with them.  They are outdoors, have made it through 110 degrees and down into the high 30's.  They are easy to move indoors.  Air flow is good.…"
Feb 19, 2012

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
April 6, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Internet
What do your worms like to eat?
artichoke
What kinds of worms do you have?
red wigglers
What worm bins do you use?
Worm Factory 360
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
.25

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Worms Commit Suicide in Our Swimming Pool

I have 2 Worm Factory 360's loaded with red worms.  They are outside but the worms that made it to the pool did not escape from the WF360's.  Because of the swimming pool, most of our backyard is concrete.  We have a circular area that used to be a fire pit with volcanic rock. I took the rock out and made a garden, last year about this time, using lots of organic matter.  I added worms from my worm bin as I am in California and have discovered they can live here all year long or at least so…

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