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Jason Kalka
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I'll let you fill in the blank on that one.  Some idiot hackers have taken down Brian's site on BSFL.  Why?  I can't tell you.  What I can tell you is their web design skills are sub par.  It's not…Continue

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When did you start composting with worms?
September 2, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Browsing around on the internet, found
What do your worms like to eat?
Finished Compost from my hot bins
What kinds of worms do you have?
What worm bins do you use?
I have a compost tumbler at the momement, going to use that as a starter for the worms
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
About Me:
I'm just getting started on composting this year. I have a tumbler compost bin that I'm working adding stuff to. When that material cools down, I will probably start the worms, but it gets hot here in Dallas.

I really like the trench and lasagna gardening they have featured at so I'm looking into starting one of those fresh for the spring. I do eat out a lot, so unfortunately I don't see a ton of scraps that can be used in a compost/worm bin. I would love to get a restaurant/grocery store list for donations for people who want to make the mega bins, or those like me who are just starting out and need a bunch of organic material to supercharge their bins.

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Sad day for my composting

My barrel composter broke today :(.  It was a Tumbleweed which I had used for a year or two now, but it was really expensive and now that it's no longer useable I really can't say it was worth the price.  I'm not that handy so I hesitate building something.  I'm looking around for something new.  I'm just not sure which route I should go.  I want something cheap, low maintenece, easy to empty, easy to turn the compost.  It's got to keep big critters out and it's going to be used for hot…


Posted on November 20, 2011 at 8:34pm — 4 Comments


I just stopped and asked a tree service truck to dump 20 cubic yards of mulch off for the garden.  Now I just have to figure out where to put it all.

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 9:41am — 5 Comments

So I asked my financial advisor...

I asked my financial advisor about the live bait business.  He says it stinks. :)

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 9:15am — 4 Comments

Splitting the herd, aquaponics, and vertical gardens

Project #1

I got a couple 5 gal buckets from work the other day (for some reason the caterer decided that was the best method of dispensing iced tea). I knew I would find a use for them and now that I have a source of horse manure I am splitting the herd and will try to get a population explosion going. I'm thinking I will just drill a million holes in the 5 gal bucket, nothing fancy. I plan on filling the bottom half with dead leaves for a safe zone and pre-composting…


Posted on December 8, 2010 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

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At 1:41pm on January 4, 2011, Stephen McGuire said…
Welcome back buddy
At 4:42pm on January 19, 2011, Cape May Organics said…
Hello Jason!
At 8:32pm on February 13, 2011, Paula Allen said…
I have been stuck in the hospital with my husband since Thursday have the lap top with me to keep me from going insane (Ok more insane) I have been watchng cooking videos on Utube and I could make dozens of diffrent cookies.  I still might buy myself a cigar though.  A bubble gum pink one. 
At 7:53am on February 21, 2011, Don Dillon said…
I currently turn it by hand, but I now have a total of 35 foot by 4 foot of active bins that will need to be harvested for VC and worms a couple of times this year.  Most likely as a single man operation.  A lot of work to try to scoop, and fill the the trammel while turning with other hand at the same time.  Not very efficient.  Shoveling in a load, and then getting another shovel load while that is already turning through is a much better option.

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