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Mulch veggie plants into garden or chop up for worm food?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobi Oct 17, 2012.

Display for Sustainability Fair
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Oct 2, 2012.

Screening Castings
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Buddy Byrd Oct 26, 2009.


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Jill and jcw are now friends
Mar 25, 2014
Jill replied to Charles Vannette's discussion Effectiveness of castings as fertilizer
"Sounds like you were looking for something much more official...buttttt..... Study from my small garden- early in the season pictured above. Plants on left started in vermicompost mix and got a handful every month.Plants on the right started in…"
Mar 25, 2014
Jill replied to Wayne Meador's discussion Worm Casting Separator 1.1
"Ooooo that is very interesting!  I'm probably not doing enough volume to require something that large, but I wonder if I could construct something on a smaller level? I can't wait to see the finished product!"
Mar 23, 2014
Jill replied to Tracy Oram's discussion Flow through methods?
"I agree! I soak corrugated cardboard pieces in a bucket of rain water until they are saturated, and cover the top layer after a feeding. I also bury the food to not only lower the chance of critters, but also to cover the not-so-sweet smells- my…"
Mar 9, 2014
Jill replied to Dancer's discussion When harvesting worms, how do you, if you do, save the cocoons?
"When I moved my worms into a bigger home, I used a straw cut on the diagonal to fish out the cocoons (  When I harvest the compost, I use a giant colander over an old dry wall…"
Mar 9, 2014
Jill replied to stefaan walleghem's discussion using gloves to harvest worms for worm health
"My husband is a nurse and he brought me home a pack of disposable gloves that I use if I have to do some intense turning over or a big feeding- but I've touched them barehanded (as have my friends, friends' kids) plenty of times and…"
Nov 29, 2013
Jill replied to Anita Sherbanuk's discussion Worms as feed stock
"My dad has threatened he will sneak over one day and kidnap some of my worm herd for fishing :P  Unfortunately for them, I've heard they are great for feed as they put on quite a show, squiggling and squirming more than…"
Nov 10, 2013
Jill replied to Helen Marie Perez's discussion Shelf life of worm castings
"Pumpkins are my worms absolute favorite food ever!  I've had some odd experiences with the shells hardening, but they will eat every little gooey gut right outta those neighborhood jack-o-lanterns! "
Nov 6, 2013

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
August 1, 2007
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Suggestion from book: An Inconvenient Truth
What do your worms like to eat?
Fruit or veggie scraps
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red worms
What worm bins do you use?
Worm Wigwam
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 9:16pm on May 28, 2008, Steven Chow said…
Welcome to vermicomposters! I noticed from your profile that it looks like you're starting your own vermicomposting business. That is so cool!
At 12:13pm on May 31, 2008, Jill said…
Thanks- I am working on picking a logo right now...and letting the worms do their thing while I work on it!
At 6:54am on September 15, 2008, Colin said…
Thank you Jill. I have learnt so much here at this site, really amazing. Take care and have a great time with your worms.
At 9:40pm on September 12, 2012, Robin said…

Thank you for the friend request!

I am so enthusiastic about the benefits and simplicity of vermiculture and the tremendous value of "what if everyone converted their kitchen wastes with the amazing composting abilities of worms"?

You have truly inspired me!!!

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