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To aerate or not to aerate, this is the question...
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So, after looking at several sites that talk about compost tea, I am seeing that about half of the sites say to just steep the tea for several days and the other half that say that the tea must be…Continue

Tags: aerating, tea, Compost

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allison Jack Apr 7, 2011.

Can't win...what to do about Ants?!?
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Okay, so I have been noticing for the last week or so, that my worms are all gone. I figure they were all down in the bedding because, well, I see lots of cocoons but, no worms other than the little…Continue

Tags: bag, worm, worms, Ants

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Barnard May 3, 2010.

Dry Leaves
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Okay, I am sorry if this is a duplicate post but, I was told that I can use leaves in my bin and I did find some that had some good leaf mold going nice and wet. However, my friend had her kids rake…Continue

Tags: Leafs, bin, Worm

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew from California Apr 12, 2010.


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When did you start composting with worms?
February 22, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
The half of kagillion gardening books I have read
What do your worms like to eat?
I don't have any yet as I am just starting out
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Wigglers
What worm bins do you use?
I have a read worm bag and it works really well for me.
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
About 2 pounds but, my worms are still working on my first pound, so I have been doing a lot of precomposting
About Me:
So, I have Crohn's disease and was going to set up a worm bin a few years ago but, was too ill to do it. Now I am in REMISSION (such a wonderful word) and feel good enough to take care of the little guys.

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Cleaned out bin

So, I have loved using my worm bag because it is so forgiving however, I have found one problem with it. My ties at the bottom got to where they were so "gunked" up that i could not untie them. So, I Had to make an interim worm bin and cut the ties.


What I found really  educated me. First, I found that while I do water my worms, I was not watering them enough for the water to get to the bottom of the bin. I don't really see this as a problem as the bottom is where the…


Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:22pm — 9 Comments

Update on my BIn

Okay, so I checked my Bin tonight and had a pleasant surprise. I have had a worm population explosion. Or at least maybe I have just have come up to the top of the bin. Though, I do know that they have had babies because, I do see a lot of little worms that are red.

About a month after I introduced Worms into my bin, I found a couple that had died (string of pearls death) so, I went through much of the stuff in my bin to see if I could trouble shoot the problem. When I got…

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 10:10pm

They are here

So, I recieved my worms and was glad to find that between when I ordered them and the person I ordered them from they arrived on the warmest day of the year (so far) and so they seem to be in good condition.

I will post pictures in a while. Right now they are burrowing into their new home. So, I am starting with one pound of worms. I have a feeling that I am going to be building up food for them because, I have about one pound of food already rotting in their bag however,…

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 6:00pm

The Worms are Coming...the Worms are Coming


So I got an e-mail today telling me that my worms are on their way and should be here by Wednesday or Thursday. :)

I am so excited. My bag which has some bedding and food in it has been rotting in my garage for a couple of weeks now and I am getting a hang of how much water I need to be adding. I am surprised by how earthy it smells. I did have one day of concern, I have a plastic tub on my counter that I can put my scraps into as I cook…

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 1:24am on March 3, 2010, Garden Citizen said…
Nice worm bag! Looks great! I hope the hamper frame will be able to support the weight when it's full and damp?
At 8:05am on March 3, 2010, Jennie said…
Don't worry, it is a stop gap measure. I went to Ikea to get a steel Laundry hamper that they have and were out of stock. So, in a while I will go and get that one from them.

This one is PVC pipe and It feels sturdy but, you never can tell.
At 2:35am on March 17, 2010, Garden Citizen said…
I had that problem with one I had in college, after I used it for a while they just didn't stay together very well anymore. Hope you can get a frame from Ikea soon!
At 7:04am on August 16, 2010, Antonia said…
Thanks for your comment! I really have too much fun with this site, and my worms. :D
At 6:43am on January 9, 2011, Paula Allen said…
Jennie how much material will I need.  I will buy it Wendsday.  I want to get some burlap to to place over my RM bin to harvest some worms for the worm chow v food wast test. 
At 7:46pm on January 12, 2011, Paula Allen said…
I have the materials :-)
At 10:02pm on January 12, 2011, Paula Allen said…
Ok I will call after 5
At 6:00am on January 26, 2011, Paula Allen said…
Ok thanks Jennie.
At 7:33am on February 2, 2011, Paula Allen said…
Thanks Jennie, take all the time you need.  If you need me to send shipping money I will be more then happy to. 
At 10:32pm on February 9, 2011, Paula Allen said…
Thanks Jennie

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