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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 months ago. I have fed it a total of 6000ml or 6 liters of food in the last two months.

What are your…

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

Report 2 Brisbane & South east corner.

Hi Yesterday I separated the swimming pool worm bin and found two large worms, one a blue and the other a red, the pe was 20 cm long, the red was 10 cm and of course very thick, I will finish the bin this morning and see what else is  down there.

Can anyone tell me why there is only one one of each…

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Added by Christopher John White on April 18, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Rubber-maid bin to Mega-Inns

My goal at this point is to build my red-worm population.  I have moved all my worms from an original rubber-maid type bin and now I presently have three Mega-Inns.  I have about 5 gallons of material in each at present and it has been about a month and a half since the big move.  I started with approximately a pound of worms in each Mega.  The worms have adjusted a bit and the material has settled in.  This past week I added a bit of…

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Added by Steve Bichlmeier on April 16, 2014 at 6:02am — 6 Comments

Yellow Worms

I moved my Worm Factory 360 outside this weekend and harvested a couple of gallon bags of compost. In the process I noticed a few worms with mostly yellow bodies. Never came across this before. I also notice a yellow "scum" on the leachate that was collected below the Worm Factory. Anyone have any experience with anything like this?

Added by Rocco Pawlowski on April 14, 2014 at 10:56am — 5 Comments

egg layer mash

 Has anyone used chicken egg layer feed to feed worms

My euros seem to.Love it  

Added by Kevin L. Bennett on March 25, 2014 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

Inverting Plastic Bucket Worm Bin

Here is the prototype for an inverting plastic bucket worm bin that harvests castings by turning upside down, disassemble the bottom, remove the finished castings and reassemble.

1. Four gallon bucket with telescoping bottom for inverted harvesting of castings.…

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Added by Patrick G. Perry on March 9, 2014 at 1:34am — 3 Comments

Chick Magnet?

This is Abe (Abraham Lincoln), my service dog.

People tell him that he is a chic magnet.…

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Added by Patrick G. Perry on March 9, 2014 at 12:49am — 4 Comments

Raised Garden and Worm Beds

My raised garden beds turn into outside worm beds. In the spring I till in horse manure and fresh vermicompost. There are eggs and small worms in the fresh vermicompost. The bed is kept mulched with 1-2 inches of composted horse manure.

This is how the bed looks starting to grow…

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Added by Patrick G. Perry on March 8, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Thank You Rocco!

I had to reach out and say a public THANK YOU to Rocco!  Because of you, Rocco, I am now the proud union owner of the Wiggles Local 101 in Omaha Nebraska.  I was so excited I had to start my own blog, which I just put online tonight.  Thank you Rocco for the AWESOME union logo and for giving me the inspiration to get back into blogging. If I can ever return the favor, please let me know.

You can…

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Added by Connie on March 2, 2014 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

Cocoon Bin

Yesterday I pulled out at least 50 cocoons to set up a separate cocoon bin.  I'm going to raise the temperature to persuasively encourage the cocoons to hatch and not hibernate.  It's too cold here to get more shipped in so I'm going to make my own.  I feel empowered!  LOL

Added by Connie on March 2, 2014 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

Whoo hooo

I'm kinda excited.  I just got added to the Vermicomposting Map and checked it out.  Yep, I'm there!  And there is someone else from my city doing it too. I could barely contain my excitement!  LOL  So I sent her a msg saying Hi Neighbor! 

Had to share!

Added by Connie on February 26, 2014 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Building the Earthenricher Continuous Flow Worm Bin

I thought I would share the process involved in building the Earthenricher bin, on this post.

The base is cut from kiln dried redwood.  I have a professional woodworker do the cutting, drilling and routing.  The parts for each base are cut from the same board so that the colors and grain match.  The parts are lettered to avoid mixing parts.

I use…

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Added by Richard Berkson on February 23, 2014 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Soil blocks

My husband made me a soil block maker so I am finally using my VC - yea! I made 16 blocks and then I saw a juvenile worm on the tray. The poor little guy hadn't gotten squished. I was so excited I had my husband, who really doesn't like handling worms, go put him back in the bin.

Must be love. Of the worms and hubby. Lol

Added by Connie on February 19, 2014 at 9:03pm — 2 Comments

Almost harvest time

Gave the RWs their last feeding 3 days ago. A new bin (RM) is ready and waiting for them.

In another 7 days or so after the RWs are real hungry I will put some ground food in a Zippered Mesh Laundry Wash Bag 12" x 15", and drop in in a corner. Got this idea on this site. Then after a day and a half or so, lift it out and put it in the corner of the fresh bin. Then add some food in another corner. Maybe I'll have to do this more than once.

Added by David Czoschke on February 18, 2014 at 8:27am — 11 Comments

aged scraps

I had been giving my worms things like old bean soup puree and split pea hummus from the back of the fridge and vegetable scraps tucked away for a few days. But then I read in a paper on vermiculture that they don't like really old rotting food; they feed off mainly the fresh layer of bacteria. And I figure my blenders get enough use with my coffee and food pureeing, so I don't blend for them. I used to cut up my scraps for more surface area, but now I just put in broccoli stalks, avocado…

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Added by Mary C on February 16, 2014 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

food

What's the best way to age vege scraps please?  I was thinking a plastic bucket with muslin over the top and popping it outside for a day or two?  Does anyone have any better ideas?

Added by Fran on February 16, 2014 at 3:12am — 4 Comments

worm farm

I'm new to worm farming.  I researched the idea for some time now and thing it will work well for me.  Our life style has us eating a lot of fruit and vegetable and I don't like the idea of just putting it down the garbage disposal.  If I can recycle it to a better use that is what I want.

Added by Geraldine (Gerry) Saulnier on February 8, 2014 at 8:25am — 8 Comments

Mass-suicide

I got a problem with my bin after 5-day trip, all the adult worms have gone, only some babies crawl along the wall of bin, this is too stange, I have had them for 2 years, and have to restart it .

Added by David Song on February 4, 2014 at 6:31pm — 4 Comments

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