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The steel flow through. follow-up and learning from mistakes
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So...It was in February that I started my steel frame flwothrough...The very first week I learnt it dries out pretty easily, so there are a couple of things you can do... and I've been doing, such as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cortavientos May 28, 2013.

Mutant worm??
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Hello there!Take a look at what I found on my outdoor bin tonight!!I found 5 -6 of these worms (three in the picture). They are extremely sticky&slimy and brake very easily (I promaise it was not…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by james Bates Mar 14, 2013.

Gratitude and follow-up
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Hi all!A couple of weeks ago I posted a forum about my new flow through system, and how dry it got after a week without watering.I got excellent replys and suggestions, out of which I especially…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew from California Feb 28, 2013.

The steel flow through. A promise is a promise!!
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Hello there!!!Today I got the steell frame for the flow through I designed after my first failed attempt.Minutes after getting it, I used the old wooden parts from my former project to put the walls…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cortavientos Feb 17, 2013.

 

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Cortavientos replied to Ben's discussion Why do my worms do this?
"I promised som pices... instead I send you a movie! Best of all for all of you in this comming New Year!!!"
Jan 1, 2014
Cortavientos replied to Ben's discussion Why do my worms do this?
"Hey there! I have similar issues goning on in my flowthrough. First, is seemed to dry off way too fast. I tried dampening the cardboard as suggested, but my clmate is warm, and it just didn't work. So just because it somehow seemed right I…"
Dec 24, 2013
Cortavientos replied to Glenn Wilson's discussion Things not to feed worms
"Hey there... I have found something that worms will ignore for ages and take time to compost too: kiwi peels. I guess they will eventually go, but worms are definately not interested in them as long as they have anythin else. Not one of worm's…"
Jul 31, 2013
Cortavientos replied to Glenn Wilson's discussion Worm Castings
"I'll try that. Plus, it will hepl to survive the bunch of worms that come down thanks for the tip"
Jun 21, 2013
Cortavientos replied to Glenn Wilson's discussion Worm Castings
"Yeah, no "vermicrete" yet... Ha, haa..."
Jun 21, 2013
Cortavientos replied to Glenn Wilson's discussion Worm Castings
"Well... You know, when I grab the VC from teh harvesting tray of my flow-through, it is pretty much dry. Would you recommend me to moisten it up before adding it to my plants? It seems to work pretty well as it is right now. Granted that I harvest…"
Jun 19, 2013
Cortavientos commented on Cortavientos's photo
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Harvesting tray readoy to catch&roll!!

"Thanks! If I were to do another one, I would choose 1.5 inches parts for the vertical frame (in this model the steel parts are only one inch)"
Jun 18, 2013
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Dried up leachate and dead worms after an unexpected self-harvest 3 months after start

"The "unexpected" self-harvest... I always intended it to self harvest, but calculated it would start doing so a couple of months later. Andrew said that since I had added water with a water can before this happened, the worms might have…"
Jun 18, 2013
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"Hey Troy, great project. I am now just starting to harvest my flow through. Is it pretty good size, though not halve as yours! Anyway, I do not need any wich system to harvest. The "beast" auto harvests it self pretty decently and throws…"
Jun 17, 2013
Cortavientos replied to Cortavientos's discussion The steel flow through. follow-up and learning from mistakes
"ha, haa... denture tablets... it's funny, because worms don't have teeth, but at least it will clean up their mess! I'll try the ERA detergent first and let you know how it went. Thank you very much!"
May 28, 2013
Cortavientos replied to Cortavientos's discussion The steel flow through. follow-up and learning from mistakes
"Yep, first two pictures show the floor. And yes, nearly all worms stayed up in place... they are actually pretty happy, and the population is quiet stable I would say... Yes, the self-harvested material was almost all leachate. And no, I did not…"
May 28, 2013
John Duffy replied to Cortavientos's discussion The steel flow through. follow-up and learning from mistakes
"Try using ERA laundry detergent to clean-up the leachate stains. It works really well on organic stains...Polident denture tablets work well also."
May 24, 2013
Andrew from California replied to Cortavientos's discussion The steel flow through. follow-up and learning from mistakes
"Just to make sure I'm interpreting the top 2 photos correctly, they both show the floor of your room, correct? So 98+% of the contents of the bin remained above the grating? The material that self-harvested was mainly leachate and worms? Did…"
May 19, 2013

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When did you start composting with worms?
January 15, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Surfing the internet for composting
What do your worms like to eat?
horse manure and kitchen scraps
What kinds of worms do you have?
eisenia foetida
What worm bins do you use?
an out door bed
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
Never weigh it... In volume, about a couple gallons of kitchen scraps and 10 gallons of manure...
About Me:
Vermicompost as a hobby.
I find it rewarding and use the vermicompost on my little vegetable garden

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