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Janet Walker
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  • South Africa
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When did you start composting with worms?
January 1, 1998
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
I bought a Franchise
What do your worms like to eat?
Mixed kitchen waste
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisinia Fetida
What worm bins do you use?
Black Recycled Plastic Stack
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
5-10
My Vermicomposters.com Map Entry URL:
http://Norscot Manor Fourways
About Me:
I am known as The Worm lady and I sell my bins at pour local Organic Market on Thursdays and Saturdays. I began Worm Farming on a large scale, feeding manure to my four huge pits of worms developed over two years from 20 sq m. After the death of my husband I had to give my worms to a friend who has made a great success of the worms and I now buy worms and bins from her and sell them at The Bryanston Market in Johannesburg.
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Comment Wall (11 comments)

At 9:08am on March 4, 2009, Lizette Janse van Vuuren said…
But it seems that you would be just the person to answer all our SA questions with all that experience behind you. How much do you sell your buckets for and how about some photos??
At 8:00am on March 22, 2009, Harley said…
Hi Janet,
Nice to meet you!
I have all my worms in wooden bins and half barrels. I like the idea of pits, I'm curious to what you used to line them with.
At 8:18am on March 24, 2009, Harley said…
That's really neat. I have seen some worm "pits" here in the northwest US, but they're just kind of like sandboxes lined with plastic. The soil is very moist around here.
At 2:26am on April 4, 2009, Harley said…
Hi Janet,
I'm a bit "old school" when it comes to harvesting and use the "pile and light" method. I found a video on youtube showing a rotary harvester. I'm not sure if these folks are members here. Here is the link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRI69IO5y3c

Cheers!
Harley
At 4:07am on April 5, 2009, Harley said…
Hi,
I just put the worms and castings in a tall, pointed pile (outside in the light) and the worms start migrating to the middle. Then I just scoop away the castings from the top and end up with a big pile of worms at the bottom. If time permits, I will go through it and pick out eggs.
Have a great day!
At 11:50am on May 6, 2009, Ioannis Oikonomopoulos said…
Hi Janet
Thanks for the response. I have already emailed you directly.
Bye
At 11:09pm on August 15, 2009, Colin Hills said…
no nothing is private anymore unless you switch off the electricity and crawl down a worm hole!!!! XX Colin
At 6:13am on September 27, 2009, Daniel Pieterse said…
Hi Janet

One of my worm friends have a copy and I borrowed it. impossible to get I've tried
Will let U know if I can find the book I want one to its excellent!
I am from Mossel Bay and do love gardening with my worm friends.

Groetnis
Daniel
At 7:24am on November 26, 2009, Nic said…
thanks, i just cant remember where i read it. that happens alot(:
At 7:36pm on November 26, 2009, bpearcy10 said…
I'd like to learn more about pineapple.

I read a comment you left on another page about pineapple killing worms. I had a pineapple last week that we fed a few small pieces in our bins. It's gone now. I didn't notice complete death, but it may have reduced the worm population a little. I don't know for 100%.

Where can I read more about this?

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