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Tomato Seedlings
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Can food be too aged?
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When did you start composting with worms?
May 16, 2009
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
What do your worms like to eat?
coffee grounds, garden scraps
What kinds of worms do you have?
red wrigglers
What worm bins do you use?
plastic bin
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
still learning
About Me:
I'm a Christian pastor in the beautiful state of Michigan. I am married to a wonderful woman and have three amazing kids. Other than chillin' with the family, I love reading, writing, and working in the garden during my time off.

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My 5-gallon mini flow through bucket

I have been given a couple 55-gallon plastic drums (one is now a tumble composter) and I plan on turning the other one into a flow through style vermicompost bin (as seen elsewhere on this site). However, I wanted to experiment a little first before tearing into what was a rather hard to find barrel. So I am experimenting with a 5-gallon bucket. Veteran vermicomposters may already be doing this (or perhaps know better not too----we shall see). I just followed the design of the larger bind,… Continue

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 11:19am — 7 Comments

Compost Bin using only coffee grounds

I am about 3 months into my first (plastic bin) vermicompost bin and things seem to be going well (though my poor worms did struggle with some major noob mistakes on my part initially).

Now I am about to start my 2nd bin. I just received three 5-gal pails full of starbucks expresso coffee grounds. We regularly add our home coffee & filters to the initial bin, but I am considering trying to compost only with expresso used grounds in the second bin. No food scraps, no bedding, no… Continue

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 6:41pm — 7 Comments

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At 5:28pm on August 25, 2009, Susan B said…
Josh, we were trying to ignore the bad post and just let it go away. Please don't respond to the Hitchcock Center posts. If no one clicks on it, it will get buried.

How is your mini flow through going? I'd be interested in knowing if it works or it's just too small. Maybe you could give us an update on your blog?
At 6:43pm on August 25, 2009, Susan B said…
It would be a little full, but it might work. You wouldn't want to leave all of them in there for very long. You definitely need more than 100. Have you had many cocoons yet? Do you still have a 2nd bin to put part of them in? From what I've read, you want between 1/2 and 1 lb of worms per square foot of surface area. I'm guessing if you put 1 lb in the 5 lb bin it would be a little crowded. If you put all of them in the 1 bin you'll get great compost quickly but you'll suppress reproduction.

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