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Terri Hamilton
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When did you start composting with worms?
April 11, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Article in an ezine
What do your worms like to eat?
not sure yet
What kinds of worms do you have?
red wigglers from the bait shop
What worm bins do you use?
5-gal buckets nested
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
0 so far

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...and the Reds take it!!

As far as I can tell, my Euros have all died off and I only have Reds in there now. It's been a while since I saw a really big worm in my system.

I can't help but wonder, is it because my system is so small? Maybe Euros need more cubic feet of bedding to really thrive in. Whereas the Reds are OK with not having much elbow room. So they just took over.

One of these days I'm going to shift to a better system. Now that I've read "Worms Eat My Garbage," I have a…


Posted on October 16, 2010 at 8:39am — 5 Comments

How dry I am... :-p

The other day I finally took time to check the worms properly (first time since well before the move), and found a whole bunch of them trying to flee!! crawling up the outside of the bin bucket and the inside of the catch bucket. (I think there were some dead ones, but I'm not sure. Only caught one whiff of a bad smell.)

Dug in the bedding and found it was way too dry. I added a couple dozen sprays of water. Dumped the catch bucket bedding in also, because it was very wet and full of…

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Bin used for step stool!!!

We are in the process of moving but aren't living in the new house yet... but my worms are. I figured they'd be just as happy over there in their new basement home, away from all the hustle & bustle. My system is three 5-gal buckets, two with holes drilled in them and the bottom one just a catch bucket.

My husband met someone over there yesterday to fix the water softener, which was leaking... it had to be replaced and my husband decided to have reverse osmosis installed…


Posted on July 30, 2010 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments

Movin' on Up

I added a second bucket to my stack last night... finally! I've been aging some coir with scraps in it for…


Posted on June 22, 2010 at 6:46pm — 4 Comments

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At 9:52am on May 21, 2010, Diana said…
Congrats Terri.... I know how excited you must have been to find that baby. I know if you look real good you will find more... I found babies last week and I was soooooooo excited... knew I must me doing something right.

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