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Bokashi + Worms (& grubs, oh my)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by D S Foxx Sep 8, 2010.

Squash bugs!?!
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Committed involuntary vermicide a few years back. Now in bokashi rehab, and taking teeny-tiny steps toward re-entering the wormery community.

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Well, officer, he stood about a foot high…

My BSFL have been stolen. Not all of them, and I don't suppose that's exactly the right term anyway. Dine-and-dash, maybe.

Feels a little strange to be grumbling about this. I'm still not wholly

resigned to having a grubbery on-site, though I'm the one who put it

there. Truth is, on some level, I kind of wish I didn't have

one--the idea of a bucket full of giant mutant armadillo grubs just creeps me

out. But I really don’t want to go…


Posted on June 18, 2010 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

A bucket full of drunk worms?

Once upon a time, I had a worm bin. Then the Texas weather did what it does so well--change suddenly--and the bin became a casserole. No worms survived The Great Parboiling.

That was a few years ago. Lately, I've been re-educating myself about worms and their needs, preparing to try again. I garden more now, and yearn for vermicompost! Too, I'm curious to see how well bokashi (a sort of fermented kitchen waste) and vermicomposting work together. Some people say their EF will eat… Continue

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 1:59pm

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At 9:20pm on February 17, 2010, Eve said…
I cant post onto the Texas wormers without joining... so i am leaving you a comment.

It only gets to just over 100 in the summer here but when it starts getting over 90 i begin put frozen bottles of water into the bin to keep it cool. I usually keep 2 or 3 pint sized water bottles i rotate freezer to bin. And for feeding day i add frozen food instead, I pre-freeze their food and place it into the bin frozen.

I wrap a layer or two of newspaper around the frozen bottles to keep worms from freezing to the plastic. Then bury in the bin. With the frozen food i dig a hole and add dry shredded paper and place the frozen food on top then cover with another layer of shredded paper, then the bedding dug out of the hole. Surprisingly the frozen food takes longer to thaw than the water.
At 7:53am on February 18, 2010, D S Foxx said…
I did the frozen water bottle thing with my second indoor wormery--kept them alive, but way too much work for me (I'm lazy). Frozen food seemed like a much better idea; not suitable for my particular situation, but definitely something to pass along! And wonderful details, too. Thanks.


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