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Californian Vermicomposters

Vermicomposters from California and/or surrounding areas to exchanges questions, ideas, and helpful hints to fellow vermicomposters in similar climate and geographical conditions!
Aug 4, 2014
Esther Fan left a comment for guofeifan
"Hi QuoFei, Any new photos, updates on your worm operation ? After almost one year learning process, I grow red worms in a wood bin in the backyard, and they seems OK, already harvested about at least 20 pounds of casting.  and my plants love…"
Aug 4, 2014
Esther Fan commented on guofeifan's photo
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Earthworm tabilization Bed

"thanks Quofeifan,  just out of curiosity, what kind of heavy metal would usually found from manure, like horse, chicken and cattle ? also from the municipal wastewater ?   thanks for these information, it is a learning process for…"
Aug 16, 2013
Esther Fan commented on guofeifan's photo
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Earthworm tabilization Bed

"Thanks for the information.  Do you agree that means there will be  heavy metal in worm casting which will eventually  go to the food chain ?  Or the heavy metal element is very low that won't causing concern…"
Aug 14, 2013
Esther Fan commented on guofeifan's photo
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Earthworm tabilization Bed

"guofeifan, great process.  does the sewage sludge contains any chemical waste ?   Esther"
Aug 9, 2013
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Aug 9, 2013
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Jun 3, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"Thanks a lots, that's very useful information.  I will get rid of all the papaya peel from the food.   I had changed the bedding, hope the worm settle and adjust soon.   thanks a lots again.   Esther   Esther"
Jun 3, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"I am now pouring them out and see your message. I found a few small ball of worms in the bottom.  the smell of the bin still like earth, because lots of them are not died, but very slow in action.  some just died, no move, but after a few…"
Jun 2, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"Thanks, will do. the banana is organic.  but the papaya is not. I will pour out the bin, get rid of the coir, and rescue the rest worm to begin a new chapter of their lives.     Esther"
Jun 2, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"Andrew, here area the photos of the worm bin, first time for me to upload photo, so, don't know how the photos look like. 1st: the wormbin 2nd: covered with 3-4 pieces of cardboard 3rd:  egg cardboard pieces under the cardboard 4th: …"
Jun 1, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"I bought the eco earth bricks from pet shop, for they did not know what coir bricks is, and Jerry told me to ask for retile bedding.   I will ask my husband to help me take the photo of the bin, yes, it is Rubbermaid bin.   today, due to…"
Jun 1, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"Andrew,  I forgot to mention that I also put the papaya peel (chopped and freeze) as part of the food to the worms.   Esther"
Jun 1, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"Andrew, thanks for helping.  Jerry keeps his worms in the garage with a cooling fan on and his house has better shade then mine. I already put a thermometer on top of the cupboard that I placed on top the bedding.  Now the temp is 80F…"
Jun 1, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"Andrew,   Thanks for encouragement.  The bin was placed in the courtyard in front of house.  So, not under the sun, but the temperature is high.   This morning, I went out to see the worm, still no movement.  And has to find…"
Jun 1, 2013
Esther Fan commented on Michael Haldane's blog post Newbie
"Dear Ben, Thank you so much for the advice.  Today, the temp went up to 85F.  So I put 2 bottle of ice water hanging in the bin.   Hope tomorrow will see more movement in the bin.  again, thanks a lots.    Heating…"
Jun 1, 2013

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
May 27, 2013
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
searching on web for worm problem
What do your worms like to eat?
don't know yet
What kinds of worms do you have?
red Wiggler
What worm bins do you use?
home made bin
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
don't know yet
About Me:
I am very interested in worm compost. And willing to try, so to keep my vegetable and tress healthy without using chemicals.

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