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John Hughes
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Colored Gift Wrapping Paper vs. the bin
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew from California Jan 1, 2011.

Is vermicomposting your dirty little secret?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Shey Mar 3, 2010.

Seeds sprouting in an active bin
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Shea Jan 12, 2012.


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Susan Shea replied to John Hughes's discussion Seeds sprouting in an active bin
"New to vermicomposting and just saw sprouts in my bin. Didn't know whether to worry or not. I pulled them up and laid them in there hoping they would decompose. Then came here and see everyone says not to worry and that my bin is healthy. Now…"
Jan 12, 2012
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Sep 8, 2011
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May 21, 2011
John Hughes replied to Heather Rinaldi's discussion Time for a little lawn love for Hardiness Zones 8 and above
"This discussion is about what fascinates me about worm tea... from wikipedia: Controlling the disease (Powdery mildew) involves eliminating conducive conditions as much as possible by altering planting density and carefully timing applications and…"
Feb 17, 2011
John Hughes replied to Ed Rountree's discussion Mangoes as feed stock
"That sounds like a good plan. Everything in moderation.  The oily organic allergens in mango skin that gives some of us a rash are broken down by bacteria and fungi in short order.  Still I agree when your squirm is small it is good to…"
Feb 17, 2011
John Hughes replied to Ed Rountree's discussion Mangoes as feed stock
"I have fed my squirm many mangoes over the years and have not noticed any ill effects.  Like Susan mentioned, they really love the pit. I always find tons squirreled up inside the casing."
Feb 16, 2011
John Hughes commented on Micah's blog post Using a dehydrator to help control the moisture in your worm bedding.
"Micah this seems like a more complicated solution than is necessary. I would suggest add drainage to your bin so that excess moisture exits your bin more quickly.  I would think newspaper soaked with pumpkin "sweat" would be yummy to…"
Feb 2, 2011
John Hughes replied to paul mackay's discussion Tiny White Bugs
"This discussion reminds me that I need to gather some of these fellas up from my bin and put them under the microscope I got myself kids for christmas.  ;)"
Feb 1, 2011

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
January 1, 1996
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Personal curiosity thru research of composting techniques.
What do your worms like to eat?
My garbage- Thanks Mary Appelhof
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia foetida
What worm bins do you use?
Can o Worms
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
About Me:
I'm interested in improving my community by educating those around me in the benefits of vermicomposting. I want to start participating in science lessons at a local elementary school (or two). I think this type of volunteerism can have a positive impact.

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At 1:47pm on August 4, 2010, elgin jefferson said…
do you think i can get a few worms
At 2:51pm on August 5, 2010, elgin jefferson said…
orlando fl in the pine hills area

Do you need my adress

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