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how to get rid of fruit flies.put out trap with vinager. please addvice. I mite be over feeding.
hot to get rid of fruit flies.put out trap with vinager. please addvise. I mite be over feeding.
Added by Sandy Christenson on January 27, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments
how do you tell if you are over feeding. I have paper coconut fiber in my can o worms. when I open the top there will be lots of worm up there. I will put ground food under the paper and the worms will leave the top cover. I read the paper and coconut fiber is food. so they wont go hungery.
Hello I was just wondering if someone could either give me some information or send me a link, was wondering what the difference between black vs brown castings? is one better than the other?
Part 1 here, part 2 here. Apologies for the lack of photos in the last part and this one. It was a hectic time, and documenting my failures seemed embarrassing and pointless. In retrospect, it probably would have helped others…Continue
Previous post here.
Ongoing album of pictures here.
The Lead Up or "How not to compost with worms."
Fall/Winter 2011: As alluded to in my last post, I'd begun my…Continue
Added by Ben on January 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
In a continuing effort to add hard science to the field of worm tea, some of my students are conducting an experiment to see which concentration of worm tea will work best for growing bean seeds. In our previous post, we chronicled the set up and beginnings of the experiment. At the end of the school day, we watered the beans with exactly 1 cup of worms tea of varying concentrations and one bean got the control-plain rain water.
The worm tea then went home with one of my students and…Continue
I'd posted this on another forum in November when I began this journey, but for the sake of documenting my worm bin experience, I'm going to post it here and add updates now and then. For myself, the more I was able to read about other people's experiences with bin construction, worms and general maintenance, the better I got at building and assessing my own bins. Hopefully this will help others as well.
A little background first: I live in Portland, Oregon, and I've had a…Continue
This is what I did to keep my squirmies warm and toasty. It has a 75w bulb. They loved it and I always found them huddled near the top of the pile. The temps dropped down into the 30s and stayed there for about. a week.
I also am trying persimmons for the 1st time. These are the Asian variety that are meant to be eaten soft. I think they are Hachiyas. Delicious when ripe and squishy but these had gone too far.
I am not sure if the worms are going after the…Continue
Each day,when I check out my bin or add food to it, some worms are found crawling against the wall( see attached). I don't know it is problem or not. Are they trying to escape? Thanks a lot!
Taking a very scientific approach to the whole worm tea debate, one of my students has devised a Science Fair project to test 2 different concentrations of worm tea and their effect on bean seeds. As her advisor, I am documenting the experiment here to share with the vermi-composting world. In the end, we will have a complete scientific method that can be replicated and tweaked for the benefit of all mankind. For the purposes of this experiment, we are defining worm tea as "tea" created by…Continue
Added by Marin Rodriguez on January 10, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
...that's what it feels like for me anyway.
I am getting back into VC mode and making plans to do all of the things that I didn't have the time to do last year (I started VC'ing in June) I'm determined not to let the season get away from me this year (I have yet to do any of the landscaping and gardening I have been so eager to do since I joined this site!)
I'm in the process of harvesting now. I say it's a process because I've got a huge RM bin full of compost and a…
Happy New Year to all. Hope all your holiday vermicomposting dreams came true over the holidays. We are back in the swing of things here on campus getting ready to harvest some awesome vermicompost that has come to perfection over the holidays. We are also ramping up a few science fair experiments using the worms and vermi-tea. Exciting times! To add to that excitement, imagine my surprise when I found out that some of the local worms had moved into some of our outdoor bins! Woo hoo! However…Continue
number one I dont use news paper in my can o worms composter.I cover the top with a worm blanket.I grind and freeze food.when I feed all the worms go down. some days I take top off and there are 50 to 60 worm on it. then I feed and they all go back down. these things go threw food like crazy.is my trouble because I dont use paper.I keep them in my house dont want flies or smell thats why I grind food.had a friend that just added food . got driven nuts with flies and smell.I am in trouble…Continue