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Lizette Janse van Vuuren
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Harvesting or Mass-murder???
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kayla Jun 22, 2009.

Who's been VC-ing the longest??
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bentley Christie Nov 2, 2009.

Should they eat bread/rice/pasta?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristie Oct 27, 2009.

 

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When did you start composting with worms?
October 20, 2008
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Garden Expo/TV documentary/Magazine Articles
What do your worms like to eat?
Fruit/Coffee
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Wrigglers
What worm bins do you use?
Home-made Plastic Black Bins
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
2 kg's
About Me:
Passionate about Recycling.Love spending time in outdoors either camping at the sea or the Baviaanskloof Megareserve.Own my own catering company and it was a dream come true to get rid of my organic waste in such a positive manner although my worms are not nearly enough to get rid of it all yet.

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It's taken me a year but I've got clever worms!!

I was very excited about celebrating 1 year of having worms and was just starting to think I've got the hang of things when they brought me to my knees with a great big bang.Since I've moved my bins outside into a shady spot in my vegetable garden I've really seen their numbers increase drastically and I can only attribute that to only checking in on them twice a week...Yes it is possible!But last week something extra-ordinary happened.I got up from my computer after visiting the website… Continue

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

How to solve a problem like....MOLE??

I know this forum is about earthworms but since moles eat our garden variety of earthworm I thought it is a valid question for this forum.I have a mole that is distroying my garden and I would like to know if anybody has any clever, humane and organical method of getting rid of it.Or should I just let it be?

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Home Gardening Forum????

Hi all,I've been trying to hook up with a home gardening website that's hopefully as helpful and rewarding as this site but can't seem to find one.Any pointers ??

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 12:39pm — 4 Comments

Coffee Grounds as Mulch??

Hi,I have posted this on another organical gardening site but you guys are so knowledgable I thought I'll ask here as well.I have access to a lot of used grounds from my clients,too much for my worms and I feel silly to just dump it into my regular compost heap,is there any harm in using it as mulch around the garden?(Besides smelling like a coffeeshop)Surely there is bound to be something positive about it?

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 11:48am — 5 Comments

The" greenest" way of getting rid of Fruitflies.

Hi, I moved my bins outside about a month ago and today I discovered about 6 Geckos and Lizzards hanging around or inside my bins just munching away at fruitflies(Or I suppose that's why they were in the neighbourhood.)Now I just have to hide them from the chickens!Plus I discovered some mushrooms AND loads of worms in a bin I thought I 've harvested all of the worms .I'm one very contented worm-mama tonight!!

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 1:33pm

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 6:39pm on February 7, 2009, Capt. Matt said…
Don't worry, given time and good conditions a worm farm can take care of any amount of waste. In your case you might need to hire a 'worm rancher' when you get to that point...

Good luck w/ the worms and the business!
At 9:31am on February 11, 2009, Jenni said…

Hi Lizette - welcome to Vermicomposters! Your mention of Baviaanskloof brings back very fond memories of a recent trip there. I am sure that your worms will multiply rapidly with all the wonderful food you will be giving them. I only feed mine scraps from me and my husband and they multiply enough that we can sell bins at the rate of 1 per month and stock them with about 1000 worms each.
At 8:39pm on February 13, 2009, Ron said…
you gotta have some fun.

how else are you get em socailized.

Ron
At 9:19am on March 4, 2009, Janet Walker said…
Hello Lizette, I sell my Worm Bins for R900.00 including 200 gms of worms and an instruction booklet. I am happy to answer any questions I can. THIS IS SO COOL. I am so happy to find other Wormers.
Love Jan

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