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JP 03-11-2015 01:16 PM

Wormcomposting
 
Finally! I'm officially wormcomposting! Just bought a pound of red worms and they're officially eating part of what I used to throw away. They seem pretty happy about it too!

Narnia 03-12-2015 01:54 AM

Re: Wormcomposting
 
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Originally Posted by JP (Post 257381)
Finally! I'm officially wormcomposting! Just bought a pound of red worms and they're officially eating part of what I used to throw away. They seem pretty happy about it too!

Have you got a photo of it?

JP 03-12-2015 05:45 AM

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I'm going to try to put some pictures this week. We'll see if it works this time.

sal 03-12-2015 09:58 AM

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That's good. I have been doing Worm-composting for almost a year. I started with 1 lbs, rough about 1000 worms. Now, I don't really know how many I have LOL. Anywhere I move stuff around the worm bin there's worms! These little guys reproduce pretty fast.

One crucial thing that I learned and almost killed my worms was over feeding. Start off with small dose of food. If it starts smelling bad or too wet, put some shredded black and white (no glossy) newspaper or phone book pages. And let the paper absorb the wetness.

They love watermelon rinds! They eat it fast!

Good Luck!:birthdaynana:

JP 03-12-2015 03:42 PM

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Thanks for the infos... I think I overfed a bit. It's my third day and they're far from finished with what I gave them. Still, they are quite active and are crapping a lot. It doesn't smell bad so far but I won't give them any food until they're done with this one. I actually did put some shredded paper on top. I'll try to post some pics next week.

JP 03-18-2015 05:57 PM

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So far so good! Sorry, no pics yet... They are doing great and no smell yet. I've given them food twice so far. I'll go get some watermelon this week to thank them for their hard work! I put some more soil mixed with carton and paper on top of the food each time I feed them. I should start a second colony during summer, if all goes well.

Worm_Farmer 03-21-2015 08:16 PM

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Worms, worms,, everywhere! WELCOME! If you are in FL, I have an extra flow through bin I am not using.

JP 03-23-2015 08:59 AM

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Too bad I'm so far away! Can't complain though; I'll have enough worms soon enough... They're pretty prolific. They still are doing great. I gave them strawberries from florida the other day and they took care of it pretty fast!

a.hulva@coxinet.net 04-20-2015 10:31 PM

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[quote=JP;257735]Too bad I'm so far away! Can't complain though; I'll have enough worms soon enough... They're pretty prolific. They still are doing great. I gave them strawberries from florida the other day and they took care of it pretty fast![/QUOTE
If you ever figure out how to post pics please let me know. I would like to be able post a picture some time.

Narnia 04-21-2015 06:45 AM

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[quote=a.hulva@coxinet.net;258643]
Quote:

Originally Posted by JP (Post 257735)
Too bad I'm so far away! Can't complain though; I'll have enough worms soon enough... They're pretty prolific. They still are doing great. I gave them strawberries from florida the other day and they took care of it pretty fast![/QUOTE
If you ever figure out how to post pics please let me know. I would like to be able post a picture some time.

Try clicking on PHOTO GALLERY and then on UPLOAD PHOTOS Cant wait to see your worm compost pics

JP 04-21-2015 08:05 AM

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Sorry but I haven't found the time to post pics yet. They're still doing great but I had to split them into 2 more colonies. I started to have some little flies that were already in my plants. I've put some traps and we'll see!

JP 05-01-2015 07:46 PM

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Still haven't found the time for pics... Went to harvest the compost and decided to wait... Too many babies in there. Gonna wait they grow bigger first. These are very very prolific.

a.hulva@coxinet.net 06-07-2015 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by JP (Post 258918)
Still haven't found the time for pics... Went to harvest the compost and decided to wait... Too many babies in there. Gonna wait they grow bigger first. These are very very prolific.

Did you ever find out how to post pictures? If not I THINK I have found a process that works I can :03:share.

JP 08-28-2015 06:24 PM

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I'll post pics soon... But for now, I've got a ton of red worms available. PM if you are interested. And I'm up to three bins now and have been for a while.

Narnia 08-28-2015 06:53 PM

Re: Wormcomposting
 
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Originally Posted by JP (Post 264133)
I'll post pics soon... But for now, I've got a ton of red worms available. PM if you are interested. And I'm up to three bins now and have been for a while.

What do you feed your compost worms?

JP 08-28-2015 08:00 PM

Re: Wormcomposting
 
Overripe fruits and vegetables scraps. A bit of paper and carton too. Vegan diet! Lol!

Going Bananas 08-28-2015 10:29 PM

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Take a pic of your set up!
Show us how it is done!
Heres one site I googled
explaining how to set 1 up.
How to Make a Worm Compost System: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

chris_zx2 09-07-2015 09:25 PM

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JP pics please! And dont forget my plants tomorrow lol.

Kat2 09-07-2015 11:22 PM

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I have always envied folks who set up worm bins to harvest great stuff for their gardens. Sadly I'm not organized enough to care for them. (I no longer have any pets since successfully (fingers crossed) poisoning the resident rat (probably former pinkie for the snakes owned by previous owners) who was bold enough to eat through 2 boxes of chicken stock--I mean, that's just beyond wrong IMO.) So I'm content to encourage regular worms in my yard (holy cow, even in FL I have quite a few) and let them do their thing. Doesn't mean I wouldn't love to see pictures of your set up so add my voice to those clamoring for shots of your setup.

ErichRoby 03-11-2016 01:38 AM

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I would be interested in learning how anyone uses their worm bin products with their bananas...We have a worm bin that is now about 5 years old.


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