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When did you start composting with worms?
March 1, 2008
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
reading" Worms eat my garbage"
What do your worms like to eat?
veg and fruit peel, teabags, cardboard
What kinds of worms do you have?
wild caught red&gilt tails from compost heap
What worm bins do you use?
perforated plastic box
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
About Me:
Still experimenting, wonder if they need to be indoors for winter?
Family resistance to idea!

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New mini flowthrough bin

Inspired by Susan Bolman, I've converted to flow through today.Its all recycled that I had hanging around.The bottom is old electric wire, with the middle 2 a wire coathanger for added strength.They are 2" apart.
I also made a micro flowthrough as a portable demonstration model from 2 stacking tubs, bottom cut out of top one, with bars.I'm quite excited to see if its gonna be a great leap forward! Should probably get out more.

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Getting my hands dirty!

Made the mistake of adding too much water recently, started to smell a bit, so i tipped it all out for a look. Bottom layers slimy & compacted with a dead(drowned?) large worm at bottom, probably Lumbricus wotsit The layers of rat manure &newspaper were full of worms, and a lot between layers of damp cardboard at top. Also a few small white potworms, but no cocoons :-(. Altogether quite a good thriving colony. I lined it with dry newspaper, mixed it up and replaced them all. Also put in… Continue

Posted on January 31, 2009 at 3:36pm

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At 1:23pm on November 3, 2008, JOSEPH BABINEAU said…

At 1:32pm on November 3, 2008, JOSEPH BABINEAU said…
here are the cardboard on cold concrete floor and also on the wall and ceiling..and keep eye on thermsat at average 56 can see the white heater on the wall....its for in case when very cold comes and turn it on .....thats what i do
At 8:10pm on November 29, 2008, Eve said…
Ah!! quite a nice little worm food maker you have there in you profile photo.
At 1:08am on March 2, 2009, Patricia L. Hellman said…
Thanks, I will see if I can find more about kinds needed here in Tx.
At 6:01pm on July 22, 2009, Cathy Luna said…
No photos of my bin yet...I need 2 take some pictures. But my bin is one of those that I bought...I can't think of the name... I am really looking at making one of my own. My husband is in charge of our city pool and I know the buckets that the chlorine comes in just gets thrown away...I like to recycle everything.
At 12:48am on August 10, 2009, Susan B said…
Yikes! I didn't know this your comment was on my page. Sorry for the late answer. Yes, the newspaper breaks down somewhat. It doesn't really get composted, so I break the paper the first time I'm harvesting and add the bits of paper to the top of the system. If falls apart easily. 2 sheets of newspaper along the bottom was too few (broke apart by itself a few days after being put together), and someone I read about put 10 sheets - way to much. For a big system I'd probably make sure there are 4 or 5 layers of newspaper. 3 worked well for my mini system
At 2:21am on May 30, 2010, catherine daly said…
We get a fair amount of free water from the sky here in Ireland- but I have a couple of beds under overhanging trees that are very dry. So far the wicking bed process seeems to be working well for those beds- though the weather has been so cold that most plants are a few weeks behind where they usually would be.
At 6:13am on April 8, 2011, Cynthia Gagne said…

Hi!  Just stopped by your page to admire your little rattie.  I've got five little girl rats (three newly adopted) and it's always good finding other people who appreciate them.  They have such a bad public image, it's sad.


Have you tried using the old bedding with your worms?  That's what I'm hoping to be able to do with it.

At 1:39pm on April 8, 2011, Cynthia Gagne said…
Sorry to hear about the dumbo :(  One of ours we think had a stroke or something not too long ago, lost her sense of balance and hasn't been eating solid food...  She's just about three years old.  They live such short lives, but fill ours with so much joy!
At 12:23am on May 20, 2011, maurice small said…
doing lots of soil creation here in northern ohio.  community is involved and thus the worms eat well.  i work to create healthy soil in a region of soil less urban landscapes.

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