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Bone meal in worm bins
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Haven't been on the site in a while. It moves kinda slow just like our worms. Added bone meal to my last batch of bedding to increase phosphate levels in the castings(1/4 cup to about 10 lbs. of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Despins Jun 26, 2016.

Feeding bread and other starches to worms
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Does anyone feed bread to their worms. I've read you shouldn't do it but the worms seem to love it., I just lay it on top of the bedding and the worms surround it and eat it from the edges in about 4…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by john vance Jan 1, 2016.

Large outdoor bin. How many worms should I start with?
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I've built a 32 sq. foot worm bin. Now I've got to get it started. The most worms that I'm willing to risk on this new project is 8lb. Should I put all 8 lbs. over the entire 32 sq ft or should I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Reber Apr 8, 2015.

Using the blender for making worm chow
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I puree all kinds of things for the worms. Especially eggshells. It disgusts my wife but I do it anyway. Does anyone else puree the worm's food. What do you use and especially what do you add to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Danner Dec 16, 2015.

 

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Joseph Despins replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Bone meal in worm bins
"That's an interesting thing you're doing. Have you tried using it on plants, and if so, how did they respond?"
Jun 26, 2016
Lance Waedemon posted a discussion

Bone meal in worm bins

Haven't been on the site in a while. It moves kinda slow just like our worms. Added bone meal to my last batch of bedding to increase phosphate levels in the castings(1/4 cup to about 10 lbs. of bedding). Anyone try that before. Any problems? I've had the worms going for 3 years now and their still doing fine. I've tried a lot of crazy ideas to produce a richer cast. I don't overfeed but I do push it.See More
Mar 27, 2016
john vance replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Feeding bread and other starches to worms
"Just make sure you combine it with vegetable scraps, and maybe even manures, if you can get your hands on some.  Well, maybe not your hands, but a pitchfork or a shovel. Main thing, don't overdo it with breads and pastries and rice, too…"
Jan 1, 2016
Danner replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Using the blender for making worm chow
"If you look online for "worm chow", you'll find some products for sale and maybe a few recipes.  These are dry, gritty-like worm feeds, as opposed to wet pureed kitchen scraps.  Some people keep their recipes secret, but…"
Dec 16, 2015
Bill replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Feeding bread and other starches to worms
"You will be fine. The main worry with starchy material is that it will heat up quickly. Just don't over do it."
May 31, 2015
Andrew Loy replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Feeding bread and other starches to worms
"I have fed my worms bread and flour one time. Yes, the worms love it. Some commercial worm farmers uses Purina Worm Chow or a chicken mash to fatten the worms or as a primary feedstock. These chows consists some grain/flour ingredients. So I think…"
May 3, 2015
Lance Waedemon posted a discussion

Feeding bread and other starches to worms

Does anyone feed bread to their worms. I've read you shouldn't do it but the worms seem to love it., I just lay it on top of the bedding and the worms surround it and eat it from the edges in about 4 days. I do the same thing with flour with the same results.See More
May 2, 2015
Keith Reber replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Large outdoor bin. How many worms should I start with?
"If you add all 8lbs its still going to take a year to get to 1lb per square foot. Your good with 8lbs at this time. I wouldn't go any less if you want it full this time next year. Just make sure to have lots of feed stock on hand."
Apr 8, 2015
Susan B replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Large outdoor bin. How many worms should I start with?
"8 lbs is  HUGE amount of worms.  They are capable of doubling their mass in 4 months.  Here are some quotes on stocking that I've collected from various scientific articles over the years.  One of these is from the Manual of…"
Apr 8, 2015
Michelle replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Using the blender for making worm chow
"I add a bit of liquid to my scraps then use an immersion stick blender to turn it into a slurry. I bulk up the slurry with cardboard do the bin is not overly saturated. Works well for a small setup."
Apr 7, 2015
Daniel J Kline replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Large outdoor bin. How many worms should I start with?
"Hi Lance No matter where you put the worms in the bin, they will tend to equalize population in a few weeks. Dividing is useful only to determine sequential harvest dates or something like that. Strictly for the convenience of the…"
Apr 5, 2015
Lance Waedemon replied to Milt's discussion Selective breeding
"Heat resistant worm's. I'd love that!"
Apr 4, 2015
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Apr 4, 2015
Lance Waedemon posted a discussion

Large outdoor bin. How many worms should I start with?

I've built a 32 sq. foot worm bin. Now I've got to get it started. The most worms that I'm willing to risk on this new project is 8lb. Should I put all 8 lbs. over the entire 32 sq ft or should I divide the bin into smaller sections and remove the spacers as the population grows. Will the worms reproduce faster with denser populations or is less better? 1/4, 1/2, or 1 lb per sq.ft?  Anyone have experience with this?See More
Apr 4, 2015
Susan B replied to Lance Waedemon's discussion Using the blender for making worm chow
"When I started out, I would blend things.  The worms can process it a whole lot faster and I didn't have all that many worms then and I was anxious for vermicompost.  I now just chuck everything in and call it a day.  My bins are…"
Mar 31, 2015

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When did you start composting with worms?
March 1, 2013
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Web, searching for best soil
What do your worms like to eat?
All the basics and then some
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Wigglers, African Nightcrawler, Europen Nightcrawlers, Alabama Jumpers
What worm bins do you use?
Worm Factory, outdoor and homemade hopefully soon
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
1-2
About Me:
I love to garden. I raise chickens. I hate to waste good organic matter! Worms are perfect for me!

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