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Jeffrey J. Schaefer
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  • Lakewood, OH
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When did you start composting with worms?
September 11, 2008
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
My wife is a Tropical Begonia Grower and she use worm castings.
What do your worms like to eat?
If it lived than died they love it.
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Wigglers
What worm bins do you use?
18 Gal Rubbermaid
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
4 Pounds
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At 11:40am on April 3, 2009, DevonWormGuy said…
Hi the screener is by seppach, brought it online, check out loads of stores as price varied. Use it to screen compost heaps ready to heap onto the garden. Used it to screen an old compost area covered in nettles and it made perfect soils, everything that comes out the back of the drum goes back to composting/worms to be broken down more.
I also use a 6mm screen on finished product to get remaining worms out.
At 10:07pm on April 4, 2009, xxy xxy said…
Hi I saw on the map that you have worms for sale. Do you still have any? I would love some info. Thanks!
At 9:50am on May 7, 2009, Kathy said…
Thanks Jeffrey. We've actually just started with worms about 2 weeks ago, but I hadn't updated my notes yet. If I get ambitious enough to set up another bin or can talk a friend into it, I'll be sure to share your info. I also appreciate the offer of advice.
I understand that red wigglers are considered an invasive species for northern Ohio. I'm really excited to use the compost, but don't want to create a problem. Do I need to pretreat the compost somehow before putting it into garden beds? Thanks!
At 8:01pm on May 7, 2009, Kathy said…
Hello again. So, with a little digging here is some more info on the issue. Since not every winter here brings a month of solid cold (call me crazy or an optimist), I think I'll err on the side of caution with my compost and let it sit in the freezer for a month. I've had a couple of people tell me they've had eggs hatch in the spring in bins left out and not fed during winter months. Here's a link:
At 9:11am on June 18, 2009, Mushfarm said…
I am still learning my way around the website and started a month ago. I got to your site thru reading the forum and saw your seperator apparatus. i am not very handy so...are there any details or instructions to make your seperator as I would like to build one.
Thank you!
At 11:52am on June 18, 2009, Paponda said…
great photos.
At 9:41am on July 2, 2009, Mushfarm said…
Took some time to set up my page and whatnot...Thank you for the directions on the bucket seperator!!
At 7:13am on July 10, 2014, O Calkins said…

Hi, I'm just getting started on worm composting, I collected some from the wild but I'm looking to set up another bin as my first is very slow going... I'm interested in getting some worms if you have extra available and possibly a little push in the right direction from an established farmer.  Please let me know if you have a bit of time & are interested. The map says Medina but ur profile says Lakewood, let me know where I'd be picking up : ) Thanks!!!!!!

At 8:11am on July 10, 2014, O Calkins said…
I read some things, so I gave it a go since they were free, lol, I collected them from manure turned garden beds... I read that wild worms not suited for this kind of composting will eventually fade away and the correct composting worms will thrive and take over... Not really my intention since I don't like anything to die, but it is what it is... It's slow going tho as they have leftover manure to snack on and they're probably not the fastest composters, hence the desire for true red wigglers... I'll see how it all pans out... I'm interested in homemaking bins, but depending on what you want for yours I might be interested in what you have, thanks for the reply! : )

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