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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 left a comment for Davin Stewart
"Hello Davin! Welcome to "wormy world"! :)"
May 24, 2015
Jay posted a blog post

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.See More
May 19, 2015
Christopher John White commented on Jay's photo
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BSFL orgyonsquash

"That looks like soldier fly also known as compost fly,"
Jul 30, 2013
Jay posted photos
Apr 21, 2013
Jay commented on Jay's blog post Blessings friends!
"Thanks George! Hope urs was blessed.  Boss is a different animal. He could care less, unless HE can make money on it lol Would be great for promoting, but neither her nor fellow employees show even a tiny bit of interest. Not a day goes by…"
Mar 31, 2013
George commented on Jay's blog post Blessings friends!
"Welcome back Jay and congrats on the job. Depending on the type of hardware store and your boss's attitude, you might be able to talk him into your putting together a display that would be promoting vermicomposting. Then maybe some references…"
Mar 31, 2013
Jay posted a blog post

Blessings friends!

Been a while since I last posted here. Have really missed you guys. Had a huge change in my lifestyle, as I got a job in early Feb. Goin from not workin (out of my yard) for over 2 years to workin full-time is quite a time management challenge. The awesome part of this is the job is at a national small box hardware chain! My local store owner gives us everything they carry at cost (and shipping is free)! Now I can afford ALL the stuff I have been needing to make my home, yard and garden to…See More
Mar 30, 2013
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Vermigardening

Anyone using worms, castings or teas in anyway to grow any kind of garden, please share your advice and experience here.
Mar 17, 2013
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waffle house egg dividers

"Sounds about right. I had to roll up the hose for the winter, hence my use of rainwater barrels. A lot of folks say they rinse it down, then soak/leave overnight and then use. I've just never been that patient or careful..."
Jan 31, 2013
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feedin tools

"The cedar is only on the casing of the bin for weatherproofing. Since I keep it outside and live in Portland, where it rains 8 months out of the year, I needed the rot resistance. The whole internal section the worms live in is made of painted doug…"
Jan 31, 2013
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old shredder

"She loves flowers, and she's just getting into gardening. I'm actually really looking forward to spending time with her digging in the dirt! Doing chores & yardwork together is always infinitely more fun than doing it alone!"
Jan 31, 2013
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"Hah! Glad to see I'm not the only one with a wife who likes to crack jokes at my worms' expense. Since we keep the bin near the wood pile and the bin is made of cedar, she likes to refer to the worms as "kindling.""
Jan 31, 2013
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"I'm pretty sure my wife is getting tired of my picking things out of our (and other people's) trash. She's very supportive of the principles of worm composting, but maybe not always fully on board with my particular…"
Jan 31, 2013
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"Out of curiosity, how do you 'hydrate' them once they're shredded? I've been dipping mine two or three at a time in a rainwater barrel and then shredding by hand. Seems to work alright, but they're a bit soggier than…"
Jan 31, 2013
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vent system

"I said the same thing about my bins, but when I started my flow through bin I needed every worm I could get to fill it! My old bins got relegated to plant covers for overwintering and kindling boxes. I'm hoping to convert them back to worm bins…"
Jan 31, 2013
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labor of love- lol

"Same here. I just happened to wander by a breakfast place/bakery that puts their recycles out on Sunday nights. I was more excited than any adult has a right to be when I saw the stack of 12x12 egg cartons. Went back a few weeks later and got…"
Jan 31, 2013

Profile Information

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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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

Blessings friends!

Been a while since I last posted here. Have really missed you guys. Had a huge change in my lifestyle, as I got a job in early Feb. Goin from not workin (out of my yard) for over 2 years to workin full-time is quite a time management challenge. The awesome part of this is the job is at a national small box hardware chain! My local store owner gives us everything they carry at cost (and shipping is free)! Now I can afford ALL the stuff I have been needing to make my…

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Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:37am — 2 Comments

Comment Wall (8 comments)

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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