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Peter Smith replied to TEXANConnection's discussion about the 14 day meathod. or bucket method
"I already gave you my method of getting it done in 14 days.  But that isn't a composting method, it's a system input choice.  I've heard juicer shreddings are also very fast.  When you were asking about your…"
Aug 16, 2014
Peter Smith replied to TEXANConnection's discussion about the 14 day meathod. or bucket method
"Sure it's easy.  Just feed nothing but frozen and thawed lettuce as it turns into sludge and gets consumed instantly.  Done. But is that practical, don't know as I don't do it.  I do know that raw broccoli can survive…"
Aug 15, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Kate M's discussion When to harvest?
"Very cool, I've found cocoons with live worms in them (can just make them out if you look closely), but never seen one hatching.  No idea how they can hold ~7 worms (at the top end mentioned) :)"
Aug 4, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Kate M's discussion When to harvest?
"Hello, just a video from Bently on the topic (I always like pictures) for different cases.  It can depend on your situation and your goals. http://youtu.be/wdECn7yyDVg?list=UU70ZjlLnfvEhGf5KsFsmucA If you're looking to expand your system,…"
Aug 2, 2014
Peter Smith replied to FabricGATOR's discussion Colored news paper print..
"In addition to Milt's info, just as an experiment I used very colourful flyer ads paper into a test bin.  Had no issues, so some in newspapers would be even less.   Cardboard is still my fav for it's aeration properties, but…"
Jul 24, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Alexis's discussion Dead red wigglers, many small white ones
"Cardboard!! Cardboard (or egg carton, drink holders) is great.  Paper works, but for being stiff and keeping things fluffy nothing beats cardboard.  I raid my buildings recycle bin :P. For smell, hopefully it's smells more like…"
Apr 27, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Alexis's discussion Dead red wigglers, many small white ones
"Hey, yes sounds as if it's too wet. For some most basic idea on living conditions (until you have more questions) remember they are animals like us. The three basics, air, water, food. For us, food you can do weeks without.  Water you…"
Apr 27, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Lindsay Worley's discussion moldy foods
"Neat.  It's a gov site so I think their idea is to keep costs down to a min to attract people into doing it, not a bad idea at all.   So instead of going for the flowthrough, it's on the ground and harvested by feeding one…"
Apr 21, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Lindsay Worley's discussion moldy foods
"Hah, I hadn't seen the other posts while I was making mine (got called away half way through).  Ok that's some bin, I think usually posters call things that size 'systems', 'bins' are the little guys you put under…"
Apr 21, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Lindsay Worley's discussion moldy foods
"It's ok.  While they tend to leave moldy things alone, it all gets eaten in the end.  Having the rotting process already started means they'll get into them that much earlier, it's actually better that way (I store mine in…"
Apr 21, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Chester Harbut's discussion What am I doing wrong?
"Yea, that can be problem of the plastic bin systems.  They are so good containing moisture you get wet castings. Haven't use the system myself (although had the moisture problems with a DIY bin when I started out), but I've heard of…"
Apr 16, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Charles Vannette's discussion Effectiveness of castings as fertilizer
"Yeah, it's studies like that where you really need the details.  If they are just looking at growth rates, they can discount other benefits.  As a 'fertilizer', VC isn't that rich.   So if it's compared…"
Mar 11, 2014
Peter Smith replied to jcw's discussion Which Bin for Mom? (Ideas, please?)
"That would be the 'easy roll' http://www.ecoyardfarming.com/ezwormcomposter/ As Thuan mentioned, you can just add water on the Inn.  While the sides will get drier, the center core stays moist for ages (been on vacation for weeks no…"
Mar 4, 2014
Peter Smith replied to jcw's discussion Which Bin for Mom? (Ideas, please?)
"I'd recommend the Worm Inn also just because it's so easy to use (on top of other things).   If you're willing to setup the stand for her (the most difficult part), it's almost fool proof.  For being able to use a…"
Mar 1, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Matthew Thieroff's discussion Starting a worm farm
"It's not unusual to get crawlers like that, especially in new bins.  You can get more if it's damp (moisture droplets on the walls), less if it's drier. But yeah, if it's only a few roamers and the rest are in the bedding…"
Feb 20, 2014
Peter Smith replied to Matthew Thieroff's discussion Starting a worm farm
"HA!, well you're off to a good start then :).  If you havent' checked out his video section yet, work getting a big mug of coffee ready and having a watch through them.  Goes through basic setup, to why it works the way it…"
Feb 20, 2014

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
October 1, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Newpaper article
What do your worms like to eat?
Everything (but they get a ton of coffee)
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Wrigglers
What worm bins do you use?
Worm Inn now.
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
Unknown

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