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Hydrogen Peroxide. Is it safe?
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  Reading the Keep it Simple Aerated Compost Tea brewer and it states thatHydrogen Peroxide or Bleach is recommended to clean the brewing equipmentimmediately after use. Would Vinegar clean the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leigh Mar 11, 2011.

How can I make use of my recycled Burlap/ Hessian Sacks?
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I have a huge pile of Burlap/ Hessian sacks that have just arrived. (35)Hessian SacksThey were used for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Garbage Guru Mar 6, 2011.

Microbes in our bins and soils
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The Soil Food Web  Found…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ar-Pharazon Mar 4, 2011.

Keyhole (Vermicompost) Gardens. and Bag Gardens
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Was reading the other day about the work of U.K. charity SEND A COWand came across the ideas of using African Gardening…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leigh Mar 11, 2011.


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When did you start composting with worms?
March 15, 2008
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
My dad has a Can-O Worms bin
What do your worms like to eat?
Avacado peel, Banana skins, Mushroom waste and Tea bags
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Worms
What worm bins do you use?
Can O Worms and various outdoor systems
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
Good question, hard to judge, about 4 pounds maybe.
About Me:
Based in Nagano, Japan but from London, England

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Byoearth doing a great job Vermicomposting in Guatamala

I found this really interesting project that are working to encourage Vermicomposting in Gautamala.

One of the key players, Maria Rodriguez was interviewed by Bentley on his Red Worms site.

Bentley interviews Maria…


Posted on March 7, 2011 at 7:42pm

Dealing with Weeds, Can worms and microorgansisms help?

Soon spring will be here in Nagano. We have had  a bout of Spring at the end of February, but it set to go cold again this week. Anyway, soon enough people will start returning to their gardens,


I get really frustrated when I notice the local garbage despension points are piled up with bags of weeds and garden "waste" on Sunday evenings. I have made use of a few bags of garden leaves, which I used to insulate my outdoor worm bin this winter.


Many of the bags…


Posted on February 28, 2011 at 8:00pm

COFFEE GROUNDS and Worms, do they get on with each other?

I collect Coffee grounds from a couple of Burger restaurants on a daily basis.

I have been composting a large amount of it over the winter with a few hundred kilos of leaves through the winter.

Last year I piled most of it in a heap in the back garden, mixed in with some of last years leaf mulch.


The back garden pile definately was a popular hang out for worms. I covered the pile over the winter months with some Rice straw and a tarp and it was buried under snow…


Posted on February 23, 2011 at 7:08pm — 2 Comments

Black Soldier Fly and Vermicomposting

I have a small colony of BSF active in my worm bins. Have found they are difficult to displace and the end product in the bin is not the same as it used to be as it gets more moist at the bottom of the bin.


Have been reading Dr Paul Olivers findings about the potential benifits of having these characters in your worm bins.…


Posted on February 21, 2011 at 10:54pm — 12 Comments

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 5:44pm on February 9, 2011, Micah said…
Welcome to the forum. Feel free to post questions and comments!
At 6:07pm on March 1, 2011, Paula Allen said…
Thank you Sam for adding me as a friend. 
At 1:42pm on March 10, 2011, WormWeaver said…
Hi Sam, I'm also thinking of a keyhole garden, but finding enough good stuff to fill it is the problem. How big have you made it?

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