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physics question maybe invention or already invented thing-a-ma-jig
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Have seen all these posts about dispensing VC tea with sprayers etc I just sprayed 5 gallons on newly trnsplanted sod, used 4 gal backpack sprayer with nozzle removed. It worked pretty good but of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Aug 8, 2012.

soggy veggies
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I saw an entry on here some time ago and can't find it again. It's about how to remove most of the liquid from thawed veggies. Did searches and can't seem to find an anwer. Have several watermelon…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kora Aug 8, 2012.

 

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Jay replied to Morris's discussion Inherited worm-farm and its garden!
"Hello Morris! Welcome!  1) I avoid putting tomato, onion or citrus in my bin because tomatoes are too acidic and onion and citrus have oils that can harm the worms. The mash works better because it doesn't have to break down naturally…"
Aug 6
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Capturing small quantities of worms

Hello friends! I just stumbled across a way to capture a handful of worms at a time from my bin. If you have any avocados that are past human consumption stage, cut them in half, remove the pit if you like, then put the open half on top of your VC in the bin. After a few weeks, the eaten flesh of the avocado will be replaced with worms. I have a small fluorescent light above my bin to deter escapees. I rarely put in new bedding, I just cover their food with moistened corrugated craft paper that…See More
Aug 2

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When did you start composting with worms?
May 22, 2012
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
About 15 yrs ago, from Organic Gardening magazine.
What do your worms like to eat?
pulp from juiced carrots, coffee grounds, frozen then thawed veg scraps
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia fetida / Eisenia andreii (red wigglers)
What worm bins do you use?
stackable bin
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
10 lbs/ wk
My Vermicomposters.com Map Entry URL:
http://vermicomposters.com/wormbin?id=2156
About Me:
Am a 56 yr old organic gardener. Have been composting for about 30 yrs. with different bin types.
15 yrs. ago started a small vermi-composting operation. Kept it up about 6 months. Lost interest due to ignorance in vermiculture until recently, spotted a vermi sign near here and investigated. Got the fever again :)

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Capturing small quantities of worms

Hello friends! I just stumbled across a way to capture a handful of worms at a time from my bin. If you have any avocados that are past human consumption stage, cut them in half, remove the pit if you like, then put the open half on top of your VC in the bin. After a few weeks, the eaten flesh of the avocado will be replaced with worms. I have a small fluorescent light above my bin to deter escapees. I rarely put in new bedding, I just cover their food with…

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Posted on August 2, 2018 at 6:59pm

Back!

Finishing up Master Gardener class from Clemson University! 2 more classes and about 20 more hours of volunteer service and will have my certificate! Built nearby county extension office a stackable 5 gallon bucket vermi-system this morning.

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 10:49am

jeepers!

no matter how I upload pics, they are on backwards LOL. Go by the letters, a-z, then z1-z16

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 5:48pm

FINALLY

got my flow-thru up and running today, a couple weeks later than expected. Am uploading pics now..

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 4:55pm

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At 7:33pm on May 22, 2012, Rich Feiller said…
Welcome
At 6:44pm on June 7, 2012, Sue said…

Hi Jay,

glad we're friends.

At 3:29pm on June 11, 2012, Dalia Adi said…

howdy to my favorite worm guy!  ylw.

At 8:01pm on June 11, 2012, John Duffy said…

Hi Jay,
Glad to hear you've been bitten by the vermibug once again... Raising worms can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it. High- tech, low-tech, it doesn't matter. It's the whole process that is most enjoyable and, the end result is pure bliss for anyone who loves to grow things.

Glad to see you are re-purposing recycle bins. Waste not, want not!

 The hardest part for new wormheads is to learn NOT to bug your squirm on a daily basis.

 It took me a year and a half to learn to leave the little buggers alone & let them do the schtuff they do best.

At 3:17pm on June 16, 2012, Rich Feiller said…
Those aren't my photos, wish my photography was near that good! I believe it was Sam that provided those. First time i had ever seen their eggs
At 5:20pm on June 18, 2012, Dalia Adi said…

You are so clever Mr. Improv.  Luv your recycled mortar/pestle.

At 9:25pm on June 19, 2012, Rich Feiller said…

Jay, no i have far more outside then inside and i have all of the critters outside and unfortunately also inside.

At 8:40pm on June 21, 2012, Joseph Despins said…

Thanks for adding me as a friend, Jay!

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