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PHOTOS ADD TO BLOG?

I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SUPPLY PHOTOS.  MY PHOTOS ARE AT PRESENT AVAILABLE ON MY DESKTOP.CAN ANYONE PROVIDE INFORMATION AS TO HOW TO ALLOW THESE TO APPEAR IN MY BLOG?   I HAVE SEEN THIS KIND OF FORMAT…Continue

Started Mar 20

 

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Jerilynn Walton commented on PIERS DIESTLER's album
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MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

"i like the design. my biggest concern is air flow.  but, i'm not sure you can have insulation and air flow both at the same time.  :)"
Mar 27
PIERS DIESTLER posted a blog post

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

At last I have managed to add photos taken as the work progressed. The final gap between the rods was 3 inches, with the rods being 1/2 inch diameter, the pitch centres being then 3&1/2 inches. I am not conversant with the method of fitting my photos into the text and so they appear under 'Photos' and are dated: 21 March 2017, by clicking the single picture, access then shows the series of 12 pictures.Please be free to send me any queries and suggestions, for which I thank you. I would be…See More
Mar 23
PIERS DIESTLER posted an album

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

The pictures display the stages of work to completion.
Mar 21
PIERS DIESTLER posted photos
Mar 21
PIERS DIESTLER posted a discussion

PHOTOS ADD TO BLOG?

I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SUPPLY PHOTOS.  MY PHOTOS ARE AT PRESENT AVAILABLE ON MY DESKTOP.CAN ANYONE PROVIDE INFORMATION AS TO HOW TO ALLOW THESE TO APPEAR IN MY BLOG?   I HAVE SEEN THIS KIND OF FORMAT IN USE, AND IT SEEMS TO MAKE THINGS MORE COMPLETE.I THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN THIS MATTER. See More
Mar 20
Gardener Larry commented on PIERS DIESTLER's blog post MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM
"Maybe I do too much work but I always save a couple of bags of leaves from the year prior. That way they have a year to dry out. I found that the maple leaf stems don't always break down nicely so I will manually sift the leaves through…"
Feb 13
Sue commented on PIERS DIESTLER's blog post MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM
"I do use hessian sacks I got from coffee roasters Co.s as covers over the entire bin. Yes, they do rot away and become castings but I can always get some more for free. I soaked them for a couple of days in rain water before use and worms love to…"
Feb 2
PIERS DIESTLER posted a blog post

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

I will say that previously the bedding used in my wormeries was from a collection of Autumn leaves.  Although leaves suited the worms I found that there was a continuing build up of slugs, due to having collected the leaves from earth beneath the trees? . I would later see upon inspection, clusters of slugs eggs so a bigger population was then likely! Perhaps leaves from a paved/concreted area would get over this problem? (Any comments?)Hessian sacking I found worked well if moistened but did…See More
Feb 2
Sue commented on PIERS DIESTLER's blog post MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM
"Piers: I read your previous blogs.Please post some pictures. Thanks."
Feb 2
Gardener Larry commented on PIERS DIESTLER's blog post MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM
"Your symptoms sound a lot like the ones I have. My FT is in the garage and I am outside of Chicago so during the summer this might be beneficial. During the winter though I might be afraid of loosing heat. I use a wire based heater since the garage…"
Jan 25
PIERS DIESTLER posted a blog post

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

,Time has gone by since my last blog and here is a further development. I had mentioned the ventilator in the lid previously.  I am aware that numerous members state that due to using a feed through system they do not have to collect exudate as is the case of a stacked tray system.  I found that over time quite a lot of liquid had drained into the containers below (three flower troughs).  Further, on opening the lid there were always a number of worms either on the walls or adjacent to the door…See More
Jan 23
Daniel J Kline commented on PIERS DIESTLER's blog post Modular Insulated Feed Through System
"I have learned to pay more attention to aeration. I have a 4x18 ft bed. It is concrete block construction, and has no breathing except at the top. In the first cycle I did nothing to aerate. When I harvested this fall I saw areas undigested and…"
Dec 26, 2015
PIERS DIESTLER posted a blog post

Modular Insulated Feed Through System

Here I will mention that previously I had only to raise the lid and note the number of worms coming to the top of the chamber.  This would then allow me to consider what may be the cause of their trouble.  I had for a number of days lifted the lid and there seemed no problem in this direction,I began to be aware of a slight smell within the garage, a few more days and this became more powerful!   I found the source of the smell: a large number of worms were found shrivelled in the lower…See More
Dec 11, 2015
PIERS DIESTLER posted a blog post

Modular Insulated Feed Through System

Before I begin I want to say that as a previous novice I found that references to bedding somewhat baffling.  The reason was that no distinction was made between the bedding used in starting off a wormery and that used to cover the wormery contents.  Perhaps the prefix of lower and top might be used to avoid any confusion?  Please feel free to comment.More of my MK4 experiences:As I previously stated when the worms are not happy they begin to rise up the inner walls, their numbers indicate the…See More
Oct 11, 2015
PIERS DIESTLER posted a blog post

Modular Insulated Feed Through System Problem

The moist atmosphere within the cabinet had been overlooked.The opening for the ventilator in the lid, which is partly of steel, began to rust.  The rust was cleaned up and car underseal applied.Non of the worms were found to have suffered!See More
Aug 27, 2015
Daniel J Kline commented on PIERS DIESTLER's blog post Modular Insulated Feed Through System
"Pictures would be nice, my dear man... Your verbal pictures are almost enough though your syntax is not quite American! Thanks for the descriptive language! I wonder if the 2 inches of paper shreds on your rods will be a problem if it mats up and…"
Aug 24, 2015

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When did you start composting with worms?
May 6, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
It was mentioned in gardening magazines
What do your worms like to eat?
Garbage and coffee grounds
What kinds of worms do you have?
red wrigglers
What worm bins do you use?
feed though bins now
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
Say8 pounds
About Me:
RETIRED ENGINEER/ HAVE BEEN BEEKEEPER/ RUN TWO ALLOTMENTS OVER THE YEARS. PRESENTLY I WANT TO IMPROVE MY PLANTS IN THE GREENHOUSE HENCE VERMICOMPOSTING INTEREST
Website:
http://piers_diest@yahoo.co.uk

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MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

At last I have managed to add photos taken as the work progressed. 

The final gap between the rods was 3 inches, with the rods being 1/2 inch diameter, the pitch centres being then 3&1/2 inches. 

I am not conversant with the method of fitting my photos into the text and so they appear under 'Photos' and are dated: 21 March 2017, by clicking the single picture, access then shows the series of 12 pictures.

Please be free to send me any queries and suggestions, for…

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Posted on March 23, 2017 at 4:10pm

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

I will say that previously the bedding used in my wormeries was from a collection of Autumn leaves.  Although leaves suited the worms I found that there was a continuing build up of slugs, due to having collected the leaves from earth beneath the trees? . I would later see upon inspection, clusters of slugs eggs so a bigger population was then likely! 

Perhaps leaves from a paved/concreted area would get over this problem? (Any comments?)

Hessian sacking I found worked well if…

Continue

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

MODULAR INSULATED FEED THROUGH SYSTEM

,Time has gone by since my last blog and here is a further development. I had mentioned the ventilator in the lid previously.  I am aware that numerous members state that due to using a feed through system they do not have to collect exudate as is the case of a stacked tray system.  I found that over time quite a lot of liquid had drained into the containers below (three flower troughs).  Further, on opening the lid there were always a number of worms either on the walls or adjacent to the…

Continue

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

Modular Insulated Feed Through System

Here I will mention that previously I had only to raise the lid and note the number of worms coming to the top of the chamber.  This would then allow me to consider what may be the cause of their trouble.  I had for a number of days lifted the lid and there seemed no problem in this direction,

I began to be aware of a slight smell within the garage, a few more days and this became more powerful!   I found the source of the smell: a large number of worms were found shrivelled in the…

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Posted on December 11, 2015 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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