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When did you start composting with worms?
April 10, 2008
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
I vermicomposted years ago when i had a large garden. Was reminded when i seen Bentlys YouTube postings. It looked like the new way of making vermicompost was a lot easer than the way we composted 25 years ago.
What do your worms like to eat?
All the plant stuff i can get my hands on.
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia Fetida (striped) and Eisenia andrei (red)
What worm bins do you use?
I upgraided my worm bin to a flow through May 26, 2009.
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
No idea any more. I lost my worms in the garage during power outages 2 winters in a row. I do have worms in all my garden buckets now. And oddly enough some of them live through the winter stacked outside in 20 below weather. And if they don't live the babies are there waiting to hatch out new worms in the spring.
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Coffee Grounds and Mushrooms

This is something new i am trying with coffee grounds before the worms get to chow down on them. 

During the cooler weather i drink a lot more coffee than i do in the summer so i have more than my herd can handle right now.  A while back for a lark i ordered a Oyster mushroom growing kit.  I have to admit i had never tried Oyster mushrooms thus the choice when buying the kit.  When it arrived i found that the growing media was…


Posted on November 7, 2011 at 11:20pm — 19 Comments

Dear Oh Deer...


I have been up chasing a deer "family" out of my garden every night for the last week.  I watched the doe have the fawn from my kitchen window almost 2 weeks ago.  Had i known she would come back to the same spot to sleep every day i would have chased  her away before she'd…


Posted on August 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

Garden - My Homemade Earth Boxes


Earth Box Garden: With Worm Casting



Last year was my test year for my homemade Earth Boxes.  This year i am putting everything i figured out into practice with a…


Posted on July 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Mini Bin Update

I restarted my mini bins a while back and thought i should add an update on my last posted experiment now that i am back online.



The goal was to compare two different feed stocks.  Bagged composted steer manure Vs. fall leaves.  Leaves being a hard to get feed stock here on the…


Posted on July 17, 2011 at 2:17pm

Trouble in bin heater land

The water pump on my bin heater has died. Or at least quit pumping water with enough force to run it around the barrel. The bin temperature has dropped down to below 60F. Thankfully we are having a heat wave its above freezing tonight but the roads are a sheet of ice (freezing rain) so i am hoping that it stays warm enough to keep the bin from freezing until i can make it into town to find a pond pump. Not that i expect to find one in the middle of winter but i will give it a try.

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Posted on December 8, 2010 at 6:35pm — 10 Comments

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At 5:58am on October 28, 2008, Carl said…
Hi Eve. Thanks for asking about the worm bin and letting me know about your water globe experiment. I've substanially increased the quanitity of bedding and that has allowed it to hold much more water.

I think part of my problem is that I didn't really know how much water to add. At one point I added a ton of soaking wet newspaper and cardboard (both shreaded). There was so much water in those that water actually started to drip out the bottom. However, the drips didn't last long and only a small amount of water ended up in the bucket beneath. Since then it has held the moisture pretty well.

One thing to remember though is that there is now a huge volume of bedding in there. To give you an idea, that stand is 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet and the bag is half full. That means there is a lot of water in there when you consider that volume of bedding being very moist.

Anyway, it seems to be going ok now. Of course, it's only been a few days. In another week I'll know more about how easy this will be to maintain.
At 11:49pm on November 11, 2008, Steven Chow said…
You can view archives (and sort them by date or popularity, etc ) of the forums, blogs and photos by going to the tabs and also each section has its own search feature or you can use the site wide search feature in the upper right. Does that work?
At 3:24pm on December 1, 2008, WormWeaver said…
Hi Eve,Yes thats Quark,my dumbo-eared rat,he certainly does his best to recycle everything!
At 5:57pm on December 1, 2008, Adam said…
Eve, thanks for your comment about finding worms on a farm. As soon as it gets warm enough in the spring I will give that a try.
At 8:18am on December 16, 2008, Mike said…
Thanks for the info Eve.
So, I would assume it is not possible to create a permanent, in ground type of worm bed in geographic areas that experience below freezing temperatures as the vermicomposting worms would die?
I am curious about the winter scenario because of my experience with our vegetable gardens. I see a good amount of worms in them when we begin preparing them in the springtime. That would indicate those worms survived the winter temps. We are having some really cold temps this winter so it will be interesting to see if there are any worms to be found in the garden in the upcoming spring?
I am interested in an in ground type of worm bed because I feel I would need an unmanageable amount of individual bins to produce the amount of worm compost I think I would need for the garden space I have.
Is the bin method the only method advisable for vermicomposting?

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