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I'm a home gardener where I maintain a small decorative garden and I also work a 200 sq meter fruit & vegetable allotment a little distance from my house. I've been composting in the regular sense for nigh on 20 years but recently started to research the whole area of wormeries and vermicomposting. It seems fascinating!
My research has brought me here to this forum and I joined up on Sunday evening last. You guys seem to be the…Continue
My Rubbermaid Tote worm bin is staying at 80 degrees and 100 percent humidity. I have the lid propped open? Everyone seems to be doing fine. Are these ok temps and readings ok for them, shoud I do anything or let them be? When they were outside I could add water to cool if necessary and excess would dain down, but this doesnt have the drainage of the outside bin and I dont want excess moisture or water in the bottom. There is plenty of shredded papre in the bottom of the bin then the UCG on…Continue
My barrel composter broke today :(. It was a Tumbleweed which I had used for a year or two now, but it was really expensive and now that it's no longer useable I really can't say it was worth the price. I'm not that handy so I hesitate building something. I'm looking around for something new. I'm just not sure which route I should go. I want something cheap, low maintenece, easy to empty, easy to turn the compost. It's got to keep big critters out and it's going to be used for hot…Continue
The California Department of Resources and Recycling (CalRecycle) web site provides an on-line game, The Adventures of Vermi the Worm, for young people about Earthworms and vermicomposting.
CalRecyle also offers information about how The Adventures of Vermi the Worm correlates with the California…
Added by Kathy Jacobson on November 14, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments
This is something new i am trying with coffee grounds before the worms get to chow down on them.
During the cooler weather i drink a lot more coffee than i do in the summer so i have more than my herd can handle right now. A while back for a lark i ordered a Oyster mushroom growing kit. I have to admit i had never tried Oyster mushrooms thus the choice when buying the kit. When it arrived i found that the growing media was…Continue
make sure that the pH stays at neutral or above. This can be done by keeping the moisture levels below 85% and through the addition of calcium carbonate, as required.
Sour crop or protein…
i finally ordered me some red wigglers! after receiving two 2000 worm shipments from "uncle jim's ripoff farm" which turned out to be all blueworms, i decided to give it another try. this time i ordered from bentley the compost guy. they're going to live in a 31gallon roughneck plactic container which should be all ready by tomorrow. the way it looks the worms will not get shipped until a week from now because i missed the saturday cut off (bummer)
i also found an ohio breeder on…Continue
My Daughter saw my 50 gallon worm palace and wanted to have a worm bin. So I thought about the traditional Rubbermaid bin and decided that I could modify the "compost guys" Bait-O-Matic 6000 and by using a larger bin make it a flow through.
Here are the directions for the compost guys Bait-O-Matic
I like my bins stackable so instead of…Continue