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With the recant discovery of red worms in the compost-o-matic the need for worm food has doubled. Today I feed the outside worms about a half-pound of flowers off of the Trumpet Vine.
I all ready have the lady across the street saving me kitchen scrapes but like us they are only a family of 2. So there is a limit of how many scrapes are going to come out of our combined kitchens. I probably should explore this avenue more.
I have thought about asking one of the local restaurants but for several reasons I haven't done that yet. .
I wonder if anyone else has ever had this problem? What have they done?

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Comment by Lesley Marie on August 9, 2008 at 12:26pm
hahaha! that's exactly our problem... we can't seem to make enough scraps to feed with... I'm thinking of bringing a little green bin to work to collect office lunch scraps (apple cores etc) and another neighbour has said they would give us the contents of their green bin once a week now too... hopefully this will be enough!
Comment by John on August 9, 2008 at 2:00pm
Lesley Marie is that a bunny you are holding? I bet they can contribute a bunch to the worm pile. Worms love composted bunny waste. I wish I could have a bunny!
Comment by John on August 10, 2008 at 12:00am
Hit the jack pot tonight. We went out to the local grocery where they happen to have a Italian restaurant and a Chinese restaurant! I explained to the manager of the Chineses restaurant what I was doing with the worms and he was very happy to give me a good size box of stuff like the big celery hearts and cabbage hearts. Big chunky stuff. Plus he told me to come back any time. I was so happy I brought it home and took a clever to it and choped it up real well. Feed the outside heard and put a container in the freezer for the inside bins.
I also exchanged e-mail with another local grocer and he asked me to come in and talk to him. So things are looking up for the worms. I just can't eat that much produce to keep them in scraps. Also the cardboard scraps seem to be disappearing faster than I can cut them up.
Comment by JT on August 10, 2008 at 7:14pm
Both my kids work in a health food grocery store. My son works in produce. He can bring home lots of green trimmings, etc. He also has customers that he gives the trimmings to. If you ask someone in the produce department of a grocery store they will probably be more than happy to save them for you.
Comment by Lesley Marie on August 10, 2008 at 8:15pm
Rodli just posted a new blog entry about getting coffee from a local shop- and I had a conversation with a shop owner this week- she said to bring a container with me or drop it off in the morning and she'd fill it with food stuffs!

@John- sure is! at first I only composted bunny poo, once my herd grew the buns couldn't keep up! Why can't you have a bun?
Comment by John on August 10, 2008 at 9:28pm
Its kinda of a funny story. 25 years ago we had 2 bunnies with the intention of raising them for the table. After we named them we knew that wasn't going to happen. So we found a new home for Fred and Wilma. But every since then every spring I ask my wife half jokingly if I can have a bunny. And every year she laughs and says no.


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