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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…Continue
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.
Added by Dean Thomson on May 19, 2014 at 8:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dean Thomson on May 16, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tracy Oram on May 10, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments
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 :-):
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…
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…Continue
Added by Stephen logan on May 1, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments
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 months ago. I have fed it a total of 6000ml or 6 liters of food in the last two months.
What are your…Continue