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Paul Vander Werf replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"I say if it's between using the UCG and letting the UCG go to the landfill, use as much as you can. However, it's probably more reasonable to share the UCG with other gardeners and vermicomposters. Many gardeners will add the UCG directly…"
Jun 1, 2013
Ar-Pharazon replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"Also, when you put coffee grounds into the bin, don't bury them, or mix them into the bedding or VC.  There's no need, since it's not going to attract fruit flies, and the worms will mix it up themselves when they feel…"
Mar 5, 2012
Lee Jolliffe replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"I think you just need to keep checking your temperatures and be sure you aren't getting a bin that's warm to the touch. You want to avoid "hot composting", which is fine for microbes but death to most worms (African nightcrawlers…"
Mar 4, 2012
Alan Robinson replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"I use 3 scoops per day, I save  them for a week  cut up the filters  and add  to my feed bin i save for the week Is this ok. I have had WF 360 for 3 weeks up and running  I'm very new to composting with worms.…"
Mar 4, 2012
Lee Jolliffe replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"My mistake seems to have been creating a new bin that was pretty much half UCG from our local cafe and half leaves 'n' stuff like that. The worms just fled, and when I put my (gloved) hand in, I could see why. Lately, I am adding the…"
Jan 27, 2012
Ar-Pharazon replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"No, not at all.  Just ambient temperature.  Maybe because I add only a day's worth of grounds at a time?  I don't do it every day; maybe 4-5 times a week on average.  The other times, I throw it in the regular yard…"
Jan 26, 2012
Lee Jolliffe replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"And does it feel warm to the touch, when you reach in? Mine heated up a TON. (Thanks)"
Jan 26, 2012
Ar-Pharazon replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"I guess my VC is maybe between 1/4 to 1/2 coffee grounds in origin, by volume.  I just put my own daily grounds in there when they're cold.  They probably take a long time to break down, but that doesn't seem to matter. …"
Jan 26, 2012
Joseph Despins replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"Did your coffee shop agree to bag the grounds for you with bags you provided? Or did they put the UCGs in their own garbage bags and hand them over to you at the end of the day?"
Sep 28, 2011
Lee Jolliffe replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"I just turned a long swath of my outside compost, which is mostly leaves layered with a small amount of horse manure. I put several layers of coffee grounds in there during the fall and winter...and I noticed that many sections are still raw coffee…"
May 28, 2011
jolj replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"I have coffee grounds & coffee chaff by the truck loads. I spread it 12-18 inches deep on the plot next to my raised beds, & will till it in this fall. I would like to put red worms in it for the next 90 days, it has been in the field for…"
May 27, 2011
Lee Jolliffe replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"Watch and keep checking as the weather warms up. Then, the UCG and paper might start hot-composting and cook your worms.... Right now, any heat they generate is probably welcome."
May 6, 2011
Stacy Sutter replied to Rick S.'s discussion How much in the group Coffee Ground Vermicomposters
"I just started my bin a few weeks ago in Michigan. Our nights still get quite cold and I have found that my worms like to burrow into the coffee grounds I save from home use every day. I keep the grounds in an icecream bucket under the sink…"
May 6, 2011
Rick S. replied to Joseph P. Noel's discussion Ants in bin! Diatomaceous Earth, Food Grade?
"This is how I keep ants out of my Bee hive. Ants drive them crazy. Just keep the cans full of water"
Apr 29, 2011
Rick S. replied to Rick Fazende's discussion Keeping worm bin cool
"LOL, Pat Forgive me but what is a EF an a ENC? LOL  "
Apr 29, 2011
Rick S. replied to Pat James's discussion Doing an apparently STUPID act that works....
"Humm, scratching head, and thinking out loud what's a FT? LOL"
Apr 29, 2011

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When did you start composting with worms?
December 3, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Was having problems with plants and a friend told me about it
What do your worms like to eat?
LOL have no idea havent started yet
What worm bins do you use?
Going to try 5 gal buckets first
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
Unknown
About Me:
Hi from West Texas.
Just trying to get started so not much to say but will have lots of questions I'm sure.
Thanks

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