Hi Joe! I'm down here in Texas about 150 miles from the border raising African's. I just bedded 4,000 little one's (4-5 inches) Sat and their eating about 8 pounds a day and beginning to mature. Mostly they eat shredded newspaper that I run through my Fellowes paper shredder. I've burned up a couple shredders but this one's going strong 3 years now. I haven't had time to surf this site yet so I don't want to say something that's been discussed already. Write anytime..Milt
You have a nice operation going, Milton! Quite inspirational, indeed. I have been going with one homemade worm bin for just over a year now. This past week, I separated the top 5 inches of material, which should include most of the worms, and made 5 separate composters with that material. What I have left is some beautiful vermicompost just ready to be placed on my garden containers. You must have quite a large garden or farm to use your vermicompost?
Thank you very kindly for your compliment I believe from yesterday. I cannot access my original YucatanNeem@gmail.com account so I also for now cannot access my page. I just signed up using my newer EcoTechMexico@Gmail.com email and new membership so maybe I´ll see you around on this site from time to time. We have so many projects demanding our time that we work 7 days and I very rarely have time...or take it...to enjoy the several sites we have memberships with. One can learn a lot though and it´s also nice to exchange w/ nice people as well in English from tome to time because I am probably the only English within an hour or two of our project.
Best of luck and success to you and thanks again for your generous comment!
That compost will make your flowers grow for sure. I now have over 60 compost bins and sell worms and compost through my web site www.woosworms.com and the Orleans Farmers' market. Growing worms is like an addiction. Thanks for being a friend.
Thanks for the welcome! I noticed that you got some worms from Worms, Etc. That's where I just got mine first batch. Hope I do as well as you...your pictures are wonderful. And I am thinking I may have made a mistake. I stripped my newspapers rather than shredding with a shredder like I saw in your pictures. I also had order a bag of shredded cardboard with my worm order so maybe that will help offset the newspaper strips I used. Almost a week and they are still alive at least.
Thanks Joe. Appreciate the welcome. My worms have been in my bin for 48 hours, now. 2,000 ordered... only a handful survived the trip... a shame indeed. Survivors seem to be doing well and my fingers are crossed. Wish I had found his site before ordering from the internet... found a few locals offering 'native' worms. Live and Learn.
I would definitely contact the place you bought your worms from. If they don't offer to make things right, I would announce their place of business here on this site. (I hope it wasn't ole Uncle J) Next time, order your worms from www.redwormcomposting.com Bentley will do ya right! You'll get great, healthy worms and more than your money's worth!
We primarily have berries, nuts and veggies. German xhardy garlic is my specialty, I dehydrate it on teflex sheets into Garlic Crystals, ten times stronger than fresh garlic with no aftertaste. I also can up to 100 quarts of marinara for the year, with 14 herbs, veggies etc., no sugar or salt or black pepper. It is primarily for home use, but I have a few determined customers. What do you grow? Lucy
Thank you for the welcome, Joseph. Indeed, that tub is an interesting piece. When they see the spigot they realize it's not just a toy box. Curiosity leads them down the rabbit hole and they wished they'd never asked. We love our pet wormies. haha
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