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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
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…Continue
Added by Christopher John White on April 18, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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?
Has anyone used chicken egg layer feed to feed worms
My euros seem to.Love it
1. Four gallon bucket with telescoping bottom for inverted harvesting of castings.…Continue
This is Abe (Abraham Lincoln), my service dog.
People tell him that he is a chic magnet.…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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…Continue
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?
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.
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 .