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Thanks to Al and Sandy for the helpful advice with my bin. I am trying the hole in the lid and checked all the areas Sandy mentioned. I'll let you know how things are going.
Added by Pam Davis on April 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
no matter how I upload pics, they are on backwards LOL. Go by the letters, a-z, then z1-z16
Added by Jay on April 21, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments
got my flow-thru up and running today, a couple weeks later than expected. Am uploading pics now..
Added by Jay on April 21, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments
Yesterday, two friends and I visited Kathy Jacobson at Broadwell Hill Learning Center to pick up the worms for my bin. Kathy was so kind as to show us around her farm, sharing so much useful information. Everywhere you turned there was something else to look at. We had a great time and had the added benefit of taking home worms to start my new bin. Thanks, Kathy... I hope my worms will be as happy and healthy as yours.
Added by Pam Davis on April 21, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments
Okay, so yeah, this is not the mushroom growing board, but this situation is so close to my problem with vermicomposting I had to post.
So I've got some oyster spawn spawning in coffee grounds in various containers. One, a plastic shoe box with tiny holes( my former worm box) is spawning nicely, has high humidity and I see no problems. The rest of the oyster mushroom pack that I got I decided to try to go ahead and fruit it, so I soaked it in water, put it on a bed of coffee…Continue
I'm still looking for an affordable flow through bin for the home owner. I have tried several of the stacking units and they just don't cut it. We are a family of 4 and they fill up too quickly and get pretty heavy. The smallest flow through unit that I have found so far is the worm wigwam, but it cost about $600 and handles 10lb to 15lb per day of feed and bedding. That's a lot.
Does anyone have any experience with the Wigwam or know of a smaller unit that may be available?
Thanks John, I just e-mailed Kathy. I appreciate the help.
Added by Pam Davis on April 16, 2013 at 11:01am — No Comments
My granddaughter and I are setting up a worm bin in two 18 gal. stacked tubs. Is there someplace near Athens, Ohio where we can purchase our worms, and how many worms should we start with?
My girlfriend's family is starting a garden and we began researching ways to grow organically. Their main concern with the Earth Boxes is that chemicals will release from the plastic containers and bags and leech into the soil and in turn be absorbed by the plants. Any alternative options for construction materials or other help/ experience others have would be greatly appreciated.