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Added by Sandy Christenson on December 30, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Yesterday I started a new project entitled "2 Worms in a Bin".
My goal for this project is to ultimately have it "catch up" to my big bin. I'd like to match the quantity of worms (I started at 1 lb and it's been 2 months so far, I'd say 1 lb of worms would be considered successful).
I will be blogging about all the details of the project at my blog, which is linked above.
Since I made the bin (more of a small…Continue
it's been two years. I had given up. something always went wrong and killed my worms. I've been aching to try again, but with life in the way I just couldn't. Now I have my own place and I'm ready to try again. Someone offered to give me some worms but I haven't heard back in months so that lead dried up. I don't work out of town anymore so I haven't been back to my favorite gas station/worm source. It seems like I'm going to have to order worms to get started again as I can't seem to find…Continue
if I put dead oak leaves in my composter would that be considerd food or bedding .I grind every thing going in. someone asked me how I grind food. I have a kitchen aid mixer. thank you .
I have had a pretty significant amount of mites in my worm bin the past few weeks. I read in several places that they can be a good thing, so I am not worried about it.
Yesterday, I added some food to the bin. It was a mixture of banana peels, grape tomatoes and apple cores. I put it all in a blender and then added it, nice and mushy, to the bin. I also crushed up an egg shell and sprinkled it on top, several hours after adding the food.
Right now, it's been over 24 hours…Continue
Whole pumpkin seeds added to the worm bins has attracted mice.
Maybe that's why the cat follows me to the bins all the time.
I like to know the name of a small grey bugs in the worm castings and if they are benefics or depredator bugs?
i've been in hospital for 6 months and all of my wormfarms are emptied by my wife (she didn't know how to manage the system) I have found about 400 red wigglers in my compostbins and put these back in the house, I hope they survive and prosper.
I'm also going to move to a place with a superb garden and enough place to put my indoor compostsystems.
So rest assured, I'm not dead yet and I'll start all over again.
wanted to give an update on my 55 gal FT
i had given the FT a pumpkin a month ago and was watching my worms go for that pretty quickly
thinking they liked it so much i gave them another the other day
well on top of it i had put lots of shredded newspaper and was trying to deter a gnat problem plus give the FT more bedding
hence a few days later i started to have an ammonia smell
took out the newspaper and some more pumpkin,,took out pumpkin the other day…Continue
We just got back on our worm castings from a Dr. Elaine Ingram associated lab!
I can't cut and paste it from the report, but here are the results in written form:
Active Bacteria Range: Lo 3- Hi-30, TWR's: 254
Active Fungi Range: Lo 3-Hi 30, TWR's: 41.9