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January 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Maximizing Worm Population in Worm Factory

I am feeding four trays in my WormFactory simultaneously, as if they were four separate worm bins, except they are stacked atop each other.  I started with maybe a quarter pound of worms a month ago.  I am constantly worried something is going to go wrong.  I check on them three times a day at least, to make sure they are not all trying to climb out of their tray.  I have kept the 5th tray empty just in case an emergency crops up.  I can't wait for end of March, which will be three months,…

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Added by Brigitte Prystay on January 28, 2014 at 4:20pm — 2 Comments

Mushroom/Spores Anyone?

Is this a problem?  I have indoor RM bins with no drainage holes.  So they generate a bit of moisture so every couple of weeks I leave the lid off to help dry it out a bit.  Lately I'm seeing these mushrooms pop up on the burlap bag I have covering my worms.  I've been picking them off and throwing them away. Would like to know if they are a problem or benefit to my bin and recommendations for dealing with it. 

Thanks!

Connie…

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Added by Connie on January 26, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Rainforest group.

Hi  I found a group of people protecting an area of rainforest in the Childers area, I am wanting to set up a worm box for them so they can plant with vermicastings and save a greater percentage of their trees when they plant.

When you look at the coffee trees in the pictures above you know how valuable this can be for them a group like this, both cost wise and labouring hours for a more positive outcome for the people…

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Added by Christopher John White on January 13, 2014 at 7:37pm — No Comments

PH

I read allot on this site PH levels. Do most wormers invest in a PH tester

If so, any recomendations?

Added by David Czoschke on January 12, 2014 at 5:00pm — 12 Comments

Revitalizing Soiless Garden Bedding Mixes

After several years of use, the soiless mix used in airborne portable raised garden beds begins to loose vitality. It starts with an equal mix of peatmoss, compost, vermiculite and vermicompost. 

Every 3 years this soiless mix is run through worm bins during the winter; the worms get a fresh change of this soiless mix every month for beding…

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Added by Patrick G. Perry on January 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Going Well

Wow, looking back 6 months ago from when I started worm farming, I'm just as addicted, if not more.  But, I finally learned to just let the worms be and stop bothering them.  I think that happened once the VC needed harvesting. Gives me enough of a fix that I don't bother them except to just peek in the room they are in once a day to make sure they aren't making a run for it.  When I do peek in, there are TONS of babies and cocoons.  

It's finally working right.  What a great…

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Added by Connie on January 3, 2014 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

Harvesting---tedious!

What a job!  I finished my second ever harvesting of vermicompost. Did two sessions of the migration method (over a period of 2 weeks), then did 2 sessions of cone-shaped piles in sunlight.  I was so amazed when I came across cocoons as well as very tiny baby worms.  It was quite difficult spotting cocoons in the black compost.  Glad I have an unfinished basement in which store the worms and then do this harvesting.  I could not imagine doing this task in an apt.or home without a…

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Added by Laura Vinson on January 2, 2014 at 6:17pm — 5 Comments

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