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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…Continue
Added by Sam Jones on February 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I'm a newbie. I started my worm bin on 2/4/11. I initially bought 50 worms from Petsmart while I was waiting for my 1# worms to come in. I waited and added the 50 worms about 2 weeks after I had set up my 1# worms. I wanted to give the new worms time to adapt. So far so good. I can definitely tell that worms are multiplying. I have babies and cocoons. I did discover some mites this morning and was a little frantic but discovered it was a little…Continue
I am experimenting. I want to find an "attractive" way to keep worms at my desk in the office section of my store, I won't need the larger bins that I use at home. I could just use a small container to collect lunch trash and carryit back home at he end of the day but... my store is a "green" store. We sell composters. We give composting workshops. Wouldn't it be great to have a method of vermicomposting to use that's enticing for the novice right there.
So, I found a black…Continue
Another question for those of you who have been vermicompostig longer than I......
I have a Bearded Dragon named Cha. He is an omnivore. He eats alot of fresh veggies, but also live crickets and an occasional Goliath worm.
Does anyone know if his waste (poop),will be safe for my worms?
Thanks for the warning!
Added by Julia Marginet on February 26, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
After a long time of just feeding and adding a tray, I thought I would post something about the incredible activity in the bin in my practice room. I can only estimate at this point, but I figure by the amount of food that they process per week that I must have 5-7lbs. of worms in there!! I started with 2 pounds about a year ago, and put them through the stress of not feeding them for a 5-week stretch in the summer (not as many worms, LOTS of cocoons), harvested my 1st tray of castings…Continue
THIS YEAR THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS! For details -
See you there! I wrote a summary of last year's conference at http://www.slocountyworms.com in the…Continue
Added by Cristy Christie on February 25, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments
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Added by Jay on February 25, 2011 at 1:35am — No Comments
Even thought there's snow knee deep, I feel spring. Its in the air. There's a tingle of new life everywhere.
As the distant spring air whispers its renewal I know that its time for..... spring cleaning. Out with the old.
Time to set those winter plans into action.
The worms are a wiggling in anticipation.
My compost bins are eager to thaw out and their harvest spread onto my garden beds.
Time to review what worked and what didn't and…Continue
Bentley encouraged me to try the Worm Inn.
I just wanted to share an article with you about why I made the big change...
I haven't done my first harvest yet, but so far I'm much happier with the Worm Inn. I'll keep you posted on how I like it when I do my first harvest ;)
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…Continue
Has anyone used spent grains as feed for worm? Spent grains are the by product from the brewing of beer.
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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.…Continue
O.k that is not exactly precise title to get a discussion going
but I have a question
I live in Japan and have been trying out both Vermicomposting and EM Bokashi Composting
with my household food waste for the past couple of years.
I am also a keen gardener, although again learning by my mistakes as I crawl along.
I recently read Teaming with Microbes and it has got me wondering.
Is the EM Bokashi fermented waste when mixed with…Continue
I've had my worms a few weeks and they seem to be settling in quite well. I'm feeding them food scraps mixed in the food processor almost every other day. When I go in to add food there's LOTS of worms at the top and they're all very active.
The thing I've noticed is that the worm bin is getting really wet. I know worms need a lot of moisture, but I'm worried it might be too wet. I've added some extra shredded newsprint, but I'm wondering if there are other "dry" items I…
Can worm tea be made from the leachate or the worm castings? It would seem that the end batch would be about the same. Just looking for advice on this. Would they contain the same beneficial bacteria? I would think that the process of adding sugar, air and water would do the same thing in the end.
A couple I know that wants to start gardening this spring are going to this class. Its free. Any way they told the guy about me and my composting and vermicomposting. He calls and asked if I would talk about it.
I was thinking about taking a small tote. Mark hole spaces with a sharppee. I forgot what size drill bit to use for the holes. Take some bedding supplies, cardboard. egg cartons, shredded newspaper, and phone book pages shredded junk mail. . Maybe a zip lock…Continue
The top left photo is a board that I use as a template for when I drill holes in the bin. I don't measure exactly but I try to make the holes somewhat uniform (OCD). Then I cut window screen the size of a quarter and hot glue it over the 1/4 inch holes. I took a few worms and put them in the smaller…Continue