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May 2014 Blog Posts (8)

MY WORMS

I just started worm farming. I'm starting out really small. I only have 124 worms. I call them my ghetto worms. They live in a small container for now and as they multiply I will be moving them into a deluxe apartment(still not the 10 gal container). I know they wish I would go to sleep so I can stop looking at them. I know its gonna take time for them to do their magic but I am so excited I look at them all the time. I quess that why I  enjoy my small container. Im hoping to be able to…

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Added by Shequtia Jackson on May 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Overfed a bit

Recently heavy feeding caught up a bit, bins are a little foul. Mixed the contents up, created an additional bin with fairly dry screened mostly finished compost... Then threw much of the excess food into the new bin along with a couple handfuls of worms. 

Bins are prolific, loaded with cocoons, many young worms. Just a few here and there lethargic and slightly swollen. I found one worm being eaten by mites. I might have to bait some of them out of there. 

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Added by Dean Thomson on May 19, 2014 at 8:12pm — No Comments

First entry

So I am slightly experienced vermicomposter.   I have raised red wigglers and more recently a bin of red wigglers mixed with European night crawlers. 

My order of Alabama jumpers is maybe coming at the beginning of next week?   I put it in on Monday on orderworms.com but haven't been able to get any response whatsoever from the owner :/

In the meantime I just got powdered Dolomite in the mail because I am a heavy vegetable scrap feeder and my bedding is mostly pest…

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Added by Dean Thomson on May 16, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Reds eating like pigs

About 3 weeks ago I noticed that all the food given to my 2 Rubbermaid bins had  disappeared within a week. "Great" I thought to myself."I finally nailed down the feeding to a 7 day cycle."  So I checked the bins after 5 days and all food was gone. Then I began increasing the amount of food given each week.  It went from about 3/4 quart of finely ground food per bin to 1 1/4 quarts per bin at yesterdays feeding. They have also consumed most of the new bedding I've been adding to cover the…

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Added by Tracy Oram on May 10, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Worm composting a business idea from God

Worm farming business an idea from God!

Hello to all friends of worm composting!

I received the following moving message this recently and wanted to share it to show how our friends the humble worms can help and encourage people from all walks of life :-):

"Good day,

I recently learned that after nearly 30 years a the same work place, I will be losing my job. A large company has bought the business I am working for and my job will be…

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Added by Stephan K on May 4, 2014 at 10:59pm — 5 Comments

Worm towers

Installed four worm towers in my raised beds. Used 2 1/2' sections of 6" PVC pipe. Drilled many 1/2" holes in the bottom 18" and buried them to the top of the holes. Filled the pipes with about 10" of old leaves, compost, and added some red wrigglers. Topped each pipe with a 6" plastic nursery pot turned upside down. The pots were nice and snug and each had a hole for drainage so there will be some ventilation. It will be interesting to see how efficient these towers will be over the summer.

Added by Rick on May 1, 2014 at 8:10pm — 6 Comments

I need some help

Hello my name is Stephen im from tn and im wanting to start vermicomposting I grow a big organic garden and  have been buying all my castings and now want to get my own bed going  so if any one is willing to help me out plz  I need worms I just got a 24x48worm bed   with a drain  I have some horse poop that I have had spread out  in the sun  for a few weeks  to insure there is no dewormer in it and I have alot of shredded paper  to put in the bed  so if anyone will help it will be greatly…

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Added by Stephen logan on May 1, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Vermy Bin 2014

I started this bin about 2 months ago. The worm population is very small, about 100 worms. But it has doubled from the 50 worms I started with 2…

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Added by dermy on May 1, 2014 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

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