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Curing Vermicompost
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I have had this ping pong debate with a good composting pal of mine. She states vermicompost (VC) has a definable shelf life. Which under conventional methods I agree with. I say why can't you age…Continue

Tags: worm, vermicompost, castings, aging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Vormwald Mar 24, 2014.

what is a "cultured" earthworm?
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yesterday I went to the farmers market and to my surprise someone was selling earthworms and castings. They were really nice people and I chatted with them a bit to learn their process. They said…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue May 18, 2013.

Can anyone identify?
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Does anyone know what this pest is? It wiggles from side to side and is about the size of and inch worm but does not crawl at all. I am sure it is some type of larvae but I can't seem to pinpoint…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynn Tillson May 5, 2013.

seeking ANC advice :)
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OK so now I am finding larger SOP deaths in my population. Currently I am raising the in 5 gallon buckets. Does anyone have suggestions as to proper population ratios? Thanks!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Shull Nov 9, 2013.


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When did you start composting with worms?
October 10, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Environmental science class
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Wigglers, European Nightcrawlers, African Nightcrawlers
What worm bins do you use?
Several indoor bins, Worm Inn and Worm Factory 360
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
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About Me:
I am a yank from Maine who has set roots in East Tennessee and have just been introduced to vermicomposting. What is is just misplaced resources and vermicomposting is pure proof of that. So um yeah, brand spanking new - heck I am still wet behind the ears! Found this website while doing research and thought it would be cool to converse with other worm heads!

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 4:34am on January 17, 2013, Joseph Despins said…
Welcome to Vermicomposters, Michelle. This is a great place to learn with many friendly and helpful folks.
At 6:38am on January 17, 2013, Michelle said…
At 12:23pm on January 21, 2013, Michelle said…
I get my squirmy wormies this week! Getting excited...
At 2:45pm on May 4, 2013, Milt said…

Hi Michelle, I raised Africans and there is a fallacy about how to bed them. The ANC is an aerating worm and does very well in deep bedding. I had beds 24 inches deep and they populated it all the way down, not like a red wiggler that stays in the top 6 inches bedding. That allows a much higher density for the available surface area.

Thanks for being a friend, Milt

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