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Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Nov 17, 2011.

Hackers are ________
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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex "The Vermikid" Wang Jul 27, 2011.

Saltwater aquaponics
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110218/sc_afp/environmentoceansfish I was reading this article today and got to thinking,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Garbage Guru Feb 24, 2011.

 

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Jason Kalka commented on Damon's group Vermigardening
"Most studies I see linked here say the greatest benefit is between 5-20% castings."
Dec 17, 2011
Jason Kalka replied to Stephen McGuire's discussion Worm Tea for your x-mas tree
"Not if you stuck the air pump in there. It's too close to Christmas to worry anyway.  The tree is going to die.  Use it for mulch when you are done with it."
Dec 17, 2011
Jason Kalka posted a status
"http://ning.it/uQDGsl Has this been posted yet? It's a fairly new video on TED, sounds like it's right up this community's alley."
Dec 2, 2011
Rich Yarger commented on Jason Kalka's blog post Sad day for my composting
"Did you buy it new?  Most new products come with some sort of warranty.  The one I am looking at is from a MFG that has been doing this for over 40 years, and comes with a 5 year warranty.  Here's the…"
Dec 2, 2011
Rich Feiller commented on Jason Kalka's blog post Sad day for my composting
"did you by chance contact the company that made it and mention that it was obvious they were not concerned about selling a substandard product and that you have mentioned what a piece of junk they mfg on every forum you have attended to ensure…"
Dec 1, 2011
Jason Kalka replied to ProgressivePete's discussion What takes longest to break down
"They took a spin through my hot composter too.  The temps get fairly high, though nowhere near the 160F you get in commercial operations.  They may eventually break down, but you need a large, well maintained pile."
Nov 28, 2011
Jason Kalka commented on Diana's blog post I'M SORRY IF I HAVE OFFENDED ANY ONE
"DIANA, NOT SURE WHICH BROWSER YOU USE, BUT MOST COME WITH A ZOOM FEATURE THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO BLOW UP TEXT TO A SIZE YOU CAN SEE EASIER EVEN IF IT IS NOT IN CAPS.  IN INTERNET EXPLORER THE KEYBOARD COMMAND IS CTRL+/-"
Nov 22, 2011
Jason Kalka replied to ProgressivePete's discussion What takes longest to break down
""compostable" bags never seem to break down in a worm bin.  Sun Chips had a bag and there are a few organic produce bags that were supposedly compostable that have been around for years.  They do make for a great worm breeding…"
Nov 22, 2011
George commented on Jason Kalka's blog post Sad day for my composting
"Sams Club has one that works pretty well. I think I paid $75.00 SAms"
Nov 21, 2011
Brian Moyer commented on Jason Kalka's blog post Sad day for my composting
"Compost tumbler's are fairly cheap and easy DIY.  I don't know how these company's can still charge what they do for them. Compost Tumbler on YouTube There are many more videos and websites out there to give you options.  I…"
Nov 21, 2011
Jason Kalka posted a blog post

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…See More
Nov 20, 2011
Claudia replied to Jason Kalka's discussion Interesting video
"why didn't anybody think of this before? we have been using dehumidyfiers inside our homes for many many years."
Nov 17, 2011
Rich Feiller replied to Jason Kalka's discussion Interesting video
"interesting application for condensation"
Nov 14, 2011
Jason Kalka posted a discussion
Nov 13, 2011
Jason Kalka commented on Joseph Despins's photo
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Sundew Plant

"I've always wondered about predator plants being used for pest control."
Nov 11, 2011
Jason Kalka replied to Pat James's discussion Lost my EF's
"I can't imagine the roaches and gekos got everything.  I never see either very deep in my outdoor bins.  You may have harvested too quickly.  My guess is the quick harvesting lowered the density of worms too far and they…"
Nov 11, 2011

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
September 2, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Browsing around on the internet, found redwormcomposting.com
What do your worms like to eat?
Finished Compost from my hot bins
What kinds of worms do you have?
EFs
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?
1
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 redwormcompost.com 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…

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

Score!

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…

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

Comment Wall (4 comments)

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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