"I pull any mystery seedling that looks like a melon, cucumber, squash, tomato or pepper -- I grow specific varieties of those plants, and I don't have room for experimenting with volunteers. I let brassica seedlings sprout and eat the greens.…"
"As the others have said, I wouldn't sweat it. If you're going to use it in your garden, just dig a hole and stick it in. As you water, it will leach out into the soil -- roots will grow into it, and wild worms will come explore it.…"
"I sometimes put yard waste in my bin, if I am reasonably sure that it doesn't have pests on it. I've put azalea prunings in (soft parts only), blown out roses, pruned lavender, basil tops (I had a lot of basil), dead-headed flowers, crab…"
"I had a serious fruit fly invasion a while ago, and even though the bin was in my basement, I had fruit flies in the whole house. To get rid of them, I did the following:
1) I added 2 inches of coir to the top of my bin to smother whatever flies…"
"The only thing I worry about is banana peels. if you search the forum here, you will find numerous stories from people who have had mass die-offs soon after adding banana peels. So I don't put those in the bin at all -- I trench compost them…"
"My most recent milestone is that I bought 2 extra trays for my Worm Factory. I started with 5, so now I have 7. I added bin #6 to the tower just a few days ago, and it works perfectly. I got a good deal on the bins from Amazon, although I understand…"
"I just put the chunks out in the garden with the VC. After I've side dressed (or amended or mixed or whatever) the VC, I use my fingers to poke the chunks under the surface of the dirt. In addition to vermicomposting, I do a lot of trench…"
"I add azalea flowers to my bin, so they are similar. In my head, I treat them like food. In fact, I treat them like really wet food (like watermelon or spinach) and moderate how many I add. I've never had a problem. Like you, I'm careful…"
"I've discovered the same thing as Joey -- it may depend on the food the worms are given. I had no liquid draining at all until I started feeding the worms watermelon. Suddenly large amounts of liquid started draining."
"I surface feed. BUT I have a worm factory system, and I keep one tray full of shredded paper (it's about 5-inches deep) and put that on top of the tray I feed. It works really well to keep the flies, etc. down. I got the idea from this forum,…"
Crumbs and spilled noodles
Big package of bad strawberries
Very bad Orange
Dehydrated remains of: Carrots, Potatoes, Celery and Apples from my meal worm farm. The…"
I live in the Washington DC suburbs, in a small townhouse with my husband and two cats. I have a small garden in my backyard, and I keep my Worm Factory in my basement. I use the VC I produce in my garden.