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April 2012 Blog Posts (7)

New! First Blog

Hello -

This is my first time with worms and gardening.  I am excited to add these worms to my raised garden beds . I was told I can do this as long as I supply organic materials and water on a regular basis.  Is this true?    


Hopefully I'll stick with this and have success!

Added by Janis Clone on April 30, 2012 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Beginners E-book

Here's a ebook that I found that maybe helpful to beginners.…


Added by Dave Douglas on April 24, 2012 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

Saw this in the NYT

In Hippie Holdout, a Fight Over Worms and Moats

Jim Wilson/The New York Times

For 40 years, David Lee Hoffman,…


Added by Antonia on April 23, 2012 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

Population Control in Flow-Through

I started a flow-through bin in late October with probably 3 pounds of ef's scavanged from a manure pile.  The bin has a surface area of about 4 sq ft and a volume of 6.5 cf.  I am noticing the breeders are getting smaller and the top 6 inches or so is swarming with worms ( have nt dug any deeper).  My question for those more experienced: is it necessary to control the bin population or is this self regulating?  They are on a diet of horse manure mixed with about 20% shredded maple leaves…


Added by Cyrus Brewster on April 21, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Not just worms

The more I read about the subtle nature of what my E. fetidas are doing in the bin I made for them, the more impressed I get with these little guys. We aren't just raising worms, we are raising an entire microbial community of specific bacteria, protozoa, fungi, etc. However we can't see and select each species since they are to small. So we let worms do that for us. 

Whenever I add bread in whatever way, ground up with other food waste, or simply pulled into small chunks, the bread…


Added by Elliot Somers on April 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Really Big Worm and BEES!

Sunday we were planting potatoes in wire bins. I was digging in my compost to put in the bins to plant the 'taters, and seeing lots and lots of nice healthy worms. 

(Have you noticed when you dig around where composting worms are working that you get that wormbox smell?  My husband says I'm nuts, but I can tell there are red wigglers being disturbed when I smell it.…


Added by Antonia on April 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

90gal aquarium worm farm

my 8 grandkids (ages 1yr to 13yrs) will be here in a couple of weeks for their great grandmother's 100th birthday (ok so that has nothing to do with worms) i have been corresponding and conversing over the phone about my latest adventure with nature; the worms. almost every year since they have been in existence they have become accustomed to the strange grandfather's adventures and they smile or laugh or do their best to be polite. well, they are becoming concerned with me and the…


Added by Rich Feiller on April 2, 2012 at 11:14pm — 16 Comments

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