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July 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Packing and shipping red wiggler worms

We have had great success with shipping and packaging our worms. This year we have shipped out more than a thousand pounds of worms with only a couple of packages having problems. We did have an issue with worms trying to crawl out of the seams of the bags but we have solved that with new types of bags.

We harvest our worms ahead of time so that they have time to cool before shipping. After the worms have spent some time in…

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Added by Matthew Wilson on July 26, 2011 at 3:15pm — 9 Comments

My eco blog

I'm sure I showed some of you my site but we have some new members so here

 

http://www.livegreenordie.blogspot.com/

 

I have information about composting and how I started. If I could start over what I would skip and or do differently.

Info on how to reduce junk mail, save water, save electricity, reduce your trash output and stay organized in the process.

 

Any constructive criticism is…

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Added by Jay on July 22, 2011 at 12:40am — 2 Comments

So it begins

After weeks and weeks of my bin sitting worm-less with nothing but wet newspaper inside, I finally got around to populating it. I tried to find someone abandoning their worms on Craigslist, but no dice. I drove to San Jose and picked up a pound of red wigglers in person from Jerry "The Worm Dude." They were mostly juveniles and mighty cute. It was a singular sensation to hold big handfuls of pure, squirming worms in my hands as I placed them into the home I had built for them. As I gleefully…

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Added by Krissy on July 18, 2011 at 4:27pm — 3 Comments

Garden - My Homemade Earth Boxes

 

Earth Box Garden: With Worm Casting

 



 

Last year was my test year for my homemade Earth Boxes.  This year i am putting everything i figured out into practice with a larger…

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Added by Eve on July 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Mini Bin Update

I restarted my mini bins a while back and thought i should add an update on my last posted experiment now that i am back online.

 

 

The goal was to compare two different feed stocks.  Bagged composted steer manure Vs. fall leaves.  Leaves being a hard to get feed stock here on the mountain.  I…

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Added by Eve on July 17, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Alabama Jumpers spitting at me

 

Well, maybe not spitting, but squirting.  I was grabbing a bunch of jumpers out at our nursery to transplant to my home raised beds yesterday.  It's fun to see how fast they can dig down into fairly heavy material.  When I tossed one in the bucket, I was touching it's tail to encourage him to dig fast (Ok, I was messin' with it), and it squirted a stream of clear liquid back up at me, and hit my hand.  It probably shot up about 5 or 6 inches.  It didn't smell or anything, as I was…

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Added by Don Dillon on July 11, 2011 at 5:51am — 4 Comments

7th Harvest yields 7 gallons of Castings.

Last week I feed the worms 14 lbs of organic waste spread out between three bins. Like always, I topped off the food with a layer of leaves and torn up newspaper on top. Then I leave it to be. Maybe I’ll check it once a day for moisture content, recycle the lechate on top, or just poke around and look at the worms.



So there I was,

Poking and a proding.

Mixing up the castings with the worms

seeing them all scattered about digging down.

And next thing you know…

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Added by Philip Vanderhoofven on July 7, 2011 at 6:31pm — 14 Comments

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