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Bokashi and Vermiculture

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Mar 1, 2015
Patrick G. Perry left a comment for Bennett Lock
"I left you a message on the last page of outdoor vermicomposters."
Oct 1, 2014
Patrick G. Perry commented on Dwayne's group Outdoor Vermicomposters
"This reply is primarily to Bennett Lock: We utilize a number of different methods for raising vermicomposting worms. We have interior beds as well as exterior beds that face extreme temperatures in Salt Lake City (-20 to 105). Our outside 4' x…"
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Aug 7, 2014
Patrick G. Perry replied to Miss Mitchell's discussion Homemade Bokashi recipes in the group Bokashi and Vermiculture
"Live yogurt is best, because it is a sealed container The fruiting mold has too many contaminants to make starter, but it can be used in a pinch. It probably has 5-25% bacteria that are undesirable.  I just shred everything through a shredder…"
Aug 4, 2014
Patrick G. Perry replied to Miss Mitchell's discussion Homemade Bokashi recipes in the group Bokashi and Vermiculture
"You can buy concentrated inoculant that will treat a 50 lb bag of bran. There is a link somewhere in the bokashi posts that shows the mixing and drying. There are always some unwanted bacteria present in all batches unless the mix is sterilized…"
Aug 2, 2014
Patrick G. Perry replied to Miss Mitchell's discussion Homemade Bokashi recipes in the group Bokashi and Vermiculture
"Just scoop off the white fuzzy material (fruiting bodies), and stir it into your next bucket! Washing the bucket gets rid of unwanted bacteria that may be present."
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Apr 24, 2014
dermy commented on Patrick G. Perry's blog post Inverting Plastic Bucket Worm Bin
"Can't wait to see that thing in Action!"
Apr 8, 2014
Patrick G. Perry commented on Patrick G. Perry's blog post Inverting Plastic Bucket Worm Bin
"I am in Franklin North Carolina until Monday night. Today I was driven through the Smokey Mountains. We visited a number of beautiful waterfalls and senic views. This afternoon we went into the woods to mushroom hunt. I will post more pictures when…"
Apr 6, 2014
David Czoschke commented on Patrick G. Perry's blog post Inverting Plastic Bucket Worm Bin
"Looks like an interesting idea. I can't visualize how the telescoping bottom is held on. How is it all held together. Could you possibly add more photos?"
Apr 6, 2014
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Raised Garden Beds 2013

"Fantastic patrick, that looks really good. There is a lot of heavy feeding in those plants, and look at the result."
Apr 4, 2014
Patrick G. Perry replied to Tom Bergstrand's discussion A happy combination in the group Horse manure users
"I have made reversible harvest bins out of 5 gallon buckets. Easy and works well, plus multiple bins can be stacked to save space. Here's the…"
Apr 2, 2014

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When did you start composting with worms?
August 4, 1963
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
through rabbit raising and fishing I started raising my first eF and eH.
What do your worms like to eat?
brewery mash, horse & dairy manure, chicken mash, coffee grounds, worm chow, food scraps, recycling soiless square foot garden medium through the worm bins during the winter.
What kinds of worms do you have?
eisenia Fetida, eisenia Hortensis , Eudrilus eugeniae
What worm bins do you use?
6 large exterior bed rows & 10 interior beds
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
All of my food and garden scraps, much more of compost feedstocks and worm chow..
My Vermicomposters.com Map Entry URL:
http://StormyGale@Juno.com
About Me:
I teach composting, vermicomposting and beekeeping at Salt Lake Community Education and the Salt Lake City Farmers Market.

(A Worm's Tale) provides stabilized vermicomposting bins with one or more pounds of worms bedded in composted shredded cellulose and shredded compost, fed a proprietary mix of ground nutrients and food scraps. These are for new vermicomposters in the Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Idaho areas.

Worms stresed from shipping take about 4 weeks to rehydrate and stabilize. After stabilizing they are much easier to install in vermicomposting environments. Stabilized worms are laying egg cocoons, are less excitable and start ingesting new feedstocks within a few days.
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pgale.perry

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At 8:36am on March 4, 2014, Tracy Oram said…

Patrick, I'll definitely try  freezing the food scraps. Also, thanks for the input on the horse manure. I'll try your methods. 

At 9:50pm on March 9, 2014, Mary Trott said…

Please apologise to Abe for mistaking him for a Black Lab. We also have a hybrid...Yorkie/Poodle. He was a 5 year old rescue, and after two years we are still learning new things about him.

At 9:59pm on March 9, 2014, Patrick G. Perry said…

This is Zeus Almighty, my first seizure alert canine. He died a few days after this photograph in August. 

AND This is Abe with last season' s Rhode Island Reds. 

At 10:10pm on March 9, 2014, Mary Trott said…

Obviously a bird watcher specializing in chickens... :)

At 3:34pm on March 10, 2014, Mary Trott said…

Dogs are family. It breaks your heart when they go.

Yorkies (and Yorkie crosses) talk a lot. Our old Newfoundland  (who met a similar fate to Zeus) was the silent type.

BTW I found bucket sources (square and round) today. I will practise construction methods of both types for a local vermicomposting workshop I 've been invited to  participate in, in early May. So, please keep me posted on how yours work out!

At 6:03pm on March 10, 2014, Mary Trott said…

Good to know that before I start cutting :)

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Patrick G. Perry's Blog

Inverting Plastic Bucket Worm Bin

Here is the prototype for an inverting plastic bucket worm bin that harvests castings by turning upside down, disassemble the bottom, remove the finished castings and reassemble.

1. Four gallon bucket with telescoping…

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Posted on March 9, 2014 at 1:34am — 3 Comments

Chick Magnet?

This is Abe (Abraham Lincoln), my service dog.

People tell him that he is a chic magnet.…

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Posted on March 9, 2014 at 12:49am — 4 Comments

Raised Garden and Worm Beds

My raised garden beds turn into outside worm beds. In the spring I till in horse manure and fresh vermicompost. There are eggs and small worms in the fresh vermicompost. The bed is kept mulched with 1-2 inches of composted horse manure.…

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Posted on March 8, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Revitalizing Soiless Garden Bedding Mixes

After several years of use, the soiless mix used in airborne portable raised garden beds begins to loose vitality. It starts with an equal mix of peatmoss, compost, vermiculite and vermicompost. 

Every 3 years this soiless mix is run through worm bins during the winter; the…

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Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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