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Old 08-11-2009, 04:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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We have a small tote out in garage we are using as a bed. Like to find out more to help make vermi-post faster, dont think have enough worms.
They make babies real fast, within a half year, your population can rise by hundreds of percents, if they have enough food that is...
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The way I do it is just like the pros. One company, I can't remembrer the name....the guys that use old pop bottles to bottle worm tea, use a conveyer at an angle and let the worms feed upwards Most castings farms use windrows as Richard described or bins like mine (much longer bins) that are elevated.
It's Terracycle, they started out here being sold at ridiulous prices in supermarkets. Now they're practically giving them away so I stocked up on a few for additional foliar feed. I'm not sure but I believe this may strengthen the plants imune responses the way a compost tea applied this way would. In any case it cant hurt.
Of course if you have a big compost pile, it's going to be full of castings anyway.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:40 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Excllent, there was one idea that I especially like and I definitely found a new design, so I'm gonna sketch it now. Worms are here already and I keep them in some proforma shelter with lots of food.
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once me and my boys finish the new chicken coop and get the fall crop of veggies in the ground I think we are going to go ahead and tackle a large size vermicomposting system project.
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once me and my boys finish the new chicken coop and get the fall crop of veggies in the ground I think we are going to go ahead and tackle a large size vermicomposting system project.
That would be great, we could exchange our experience with different problems we might encounter.
I'm about to sketch a new, medium-sized container (something like a drawer with shelves) for vermicomposting, the real question, that bothers me is the size. I can't really estimate it now.
Where to put it would be another problem... I'll post pix in the end.
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sounds good... your gonna be way ahead of me though as I will not be looking to start on something until the end of September...


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Make more money to retire early so I can just grow stuff!!! lol
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alright Jack Daw... you got a worm update?
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alright Jack Daw... you got a worm update?
Update, well, not precisely. Earth worms are all alive and that's positive. THe second generation has hatched a week ago and is already starting to look like a worm.
I put 2 separate colonies into 2 different enviroments (cause of my explorer nature ). The first enviroment is unprocessed compost (a pile 1x0,5x0,5m, which has been ripening and decaying for maybe 7 months).
The other colony was placed into fresh fresh organic material (apples, banana leaves, what we didn't eat at home...).

Both groups are fighting and literally making noise (which can be heard even if you are 1m away from the boxes) and I wonder which one will reproduce and at faster. What I now know for sure is that the food doesn't have to be decaying, they will even eat fresh and scraps from the kitchen...

Both piles weigh up to 10kg.
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just whatever you do... do not fall asleep in one of your worm bins!!!
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just whatever you do... do not fall asleep in one of your worm bins!!!
Obedience was one of the first things I taught them. But maybe in future, if I see a mouse or rat around, we will find out whether it can put up a fight.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:33 AM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Hey Jack how are the worms coming along? Can you post any pics of your worm bins? Also that Berkeley site is back up!

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Nope, didn't have time to even sketch something. Wroms are still alive, but are rather slow.
Maybe I should already take them inside the wine cellar.
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That would be VitiVermiCulture?
Oh yeah. Maybe if I was feeding them wine grapes. But they process just about anything I give them (even paper and manure).
Neighbours dog made a nice pile of poop close to one of my trees (for which it was shot by air-rifle), so I took it and gave to my worms (poop, not the dog). As soon as they smelled it, they ran/crawled into the pile and processed it within day. 0,5kg at least. Very efficient. They seemed to like it more than other rotting food.
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Jack you shot your neighbors dog for pooping near your tree? Really??
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Jack you shot your neighbors dog for pooping near your tree? Really??
Air rifle. That wouldn't even kill a rat. Just hurts so much that dogs will remember it for a veeeeery long time.
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Someone on free cycle was giving away a bunch of red wrigglers had my son go pick them up yesterday. Somewhere in between a pound to a pound and a half of them...
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Did you decide to eat your worm farm Jack?
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