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Alittle update :
I have been feeding the worms some of my kitchen scraps, around 8 onces of various veggie scraps stored in the freezer (including garlic, onion and lemon - but only very little (as in less that an once of it). Before adding it to the big, i throw them in the food processor (with some water to make the grinding possible), spinkled some powdered eggshells, and add some dry bedding to absorb some of the extra moisture. For now the total is just about 8 lbs of food that was…
Added by Benj Lucas on September 25, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments
Please vote for my community worm project (promoting vermiculture education and support for area residents.) My vermcomposting project could win $5000 with your help. You can vote once a day now through October 24th. Thanks in advance for voting and helping me spread the word about promoting global worming. :)Continue
Added by Kathy Sipple on September 10, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments
On September 17, 2014, in Fairfield Glade, TN, I will be making a presentation on Vermiculture for the Fairfield Glade Garden Club, in Fairfield Glade, TN.
I will be taking my worm family, all of whom have the name of "Francis". I am looking forward to the discussion of vermicomposting being…Continue
I have redesigned a few components of the Earthenricher continuous flow bin. The base is now made cut from ABS plastic; the previous design was redwood, but finding consistent quality redwood was difficult, and assembly required a lot more work.…Continue
Added by Richard Berkson on August 9, 2014 at 5:03pm — No Comments
I was finally able to ground my egg shells for my worms. When I checked on them this morning i found them having a good time eating away.
The garden is coming along nicely!
Tomatoes are starting to ripen!…
Added by Alex Wyatt on August 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I harvested a few carrots today... I've never been so excited about carrots in my life. It was seriously a huge event this morning. Even the cat came to watch me dig them up. lol.
My first experience with a garden was in my Granny's front yard. I have memories of this magical little space under a canopy of low trees. There were pathways between raised beds full of flowers. I must have been about 3 or 4 years old. My memories of this garden remind me of things I've seen in a magazine. It was absolutely magnificent.
More recently in the past couple of years, I've been experimenting with growing things. I had the brilliant idea to grow…
I finally found some eggs. It was only 3 but im pretty sure there is more. I put my bin outside in the shade this morning cause im having a nit fly problem, but finding the eggs made me stop worrying about the flies.
now im going to try and see if i can catch them hatching.This just gives me more reason to look at them
Added by Shequtia Jackson on July 9, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments
So I want to start and with a flow through bin. Does anybody have a link on the website to educate me on how to harvest the casings and what the spacing on the grate should be? There are lots of great picture, but how do I harvest?
I would like to know if stems from cut lavender serve well as bedding material (instead of things like straw, and perhaps mixed in with newspaper). The stems are very thin and stiff. I have a lot of the stuff. I believe redwood branchlets are NOT good due to the chemicals and wonder if the same is true for fragrant plants lilke lavender. Anyone tried this or have an opinion?
Added by Ross Hunter on July 1, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments
I recently did a presentation on red worms to a group of 7-year old Boy Scouts. I had a Mega-Inn in the back of my truck and I was a little apprehensive about the trip to the talk. I was visualizing taking a corner too fast and having worms all over the bed of the truck. I didn't make the conversion to the wood frame yet and it still has the PVC piping. I did make it a bit more sturdy by using duct tape and rope to stabilize the frame. Plus tying things down somewhat securely in the bed…Continue
Added by Steve Bichlmeier on June 9, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments
I recently attended a presentation by Dr. Mercola that focused on a number of topics. One that really struck a chord with me was how negative ions in our environment really have a positive effect on your health. The water in your cells converts from H2O to H3O2 and is like a mini battery. Negative ions help recharge your body. You can get these negative ions through…
I just started worm farming. I'm starting out really small. I only have 124 worms. I call them my ghetto worms. They live in a small container for now and as they multiply I will be moving them into a deluxe apartment(still not the 10 gal container). I know they wish I would go to sleep so I can stop looking at them. I know its gonna take time for them to do their magic but I am so excited I look at them all the time. I quess that why I enjoy my small container. Im hoping to be able to…Continue
Recently heavy feeding caught up a bit, bins are a little foul. Mixed the contents up, created an additional bin with fairly dry screened mostly finished compost... Then threw much of the excess food into the new bin along with a couple handfuls of worms.
Bins are prolific, loaded with cocoons, many young worms. Just a few here and there lethargic and slightly swollen. I found one worm being eaten by mites. I might have to bait some of them out of there.
Added by Dean Thomson on May 19, 2014 at 8:12pm — No Comments
So I am slightly experienced vermicomposter. I have raised red wigglers and more recently a bin of red wigglers mixed with European night crawlers.
My order of Alabama jumpers is maybe coming at the beginning of next week? I put it in on Monday on orderworms.com but haven't been able to get any response whatsoever from the owner :/
In the meantime I just got powdered Dolomite in the mail because I am a heavy vegetable scrap feeder and my bedding is mostly pest…Continue
Added by Dean Thomson on May 16, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments
About 3 weeks ago I noticed that all the food given to my 2 Rubbermaid bins had disappeared within a week. "Great" I thought to myself."I finally nailed down the feeding to a 7 day cycle." So I checked the bins after 5 days and all food was gone. Then I began increasing the amount of food given each week. It went from about 3/4 quart of finely ground food per bin to 1 1/4 quarts per bin at yesterdays feeding. They have also consumed most of the new bedding I've been adding to cover the…Continue
Added by Tracy Oram on May 10, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments
Worm farming business an idea from God!
Hello to all friends of worm composting!
I received the following moving message this recently and wanted to share it to show how our friends the humble worms can help and encourage people from all walks of life :-):
I recently learned that after nearly 30 years a the same work place, I will be losing my job. A large company has bought the business I am working for and my job will be…