Rasta Roy
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    1. Mazer
      Mazer
      Dear Rasta Roy, would you say this is about accurate?:
      Coffee pick up: 4h/W
      Landscaping work: 5h/W
      Siffting/bagging etc 10-20h/w
      So that’s about 20-30h/w to treat your overall input volume about 240 to 270 gallons per week and you get an output of0.5 cubic yard per week or about 100 gallons.
      Is this right?
      1. Rasta Roy
        Rasta Roy
        It's right on average...landscaping can vary based on the size of your property and what it is, how much grass and trees you have. And the worms production can vary, it slows down a little in the winter months or if I add too fresh of produce or materials that aren't precomposted a little. But on average that's about right
        May 1, 2018
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      2. Rasta Roy
        Rasta Roy
        The most accurate way to measure your output is to measure your input. On average 10 to 15% of your waste is what's turned into castings. So for about every 100 pounds of waste, you'll get about 10 to 15 pounds of castings.

        Definitely a full time job but worth it if you love it.
        May 1, 2018
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      3. Mazer
        Mazer
        Dear Rasta Roy, Thanks so much for the valuable info!
        I am a bit surprised by the input/output ratio. What happens to the 90-85 % of waste? Does it turn into worm weight? it seems huge!
        I understand your operation is outdoors. what are your winter low temperatures? it drops in the 20's here sometimes.
        I am considering a cinder block/ windrow setup. Any recommendations?
        May 2, 2018
    2. fiverivers
      fiverivers
      rastaROY
      bless me with some bio-fertilizer recipes using EM1. I am currently thinking of using neem meal, ckn poop, castings...
      I will use this to water my organic outdoor garden. I am starting to trend towards anaerobic bennies instead of aerobic and need some of your wisdom. Thanks in advance.
      Cheers!
      FR
    3. A2Michigan
      A2Michigan
      What strains you run bro? Checked your page for music too and had no idea you opened up for d12. Too dope, devils night is the shit. I'm from Michigan as well!
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      3. A2Michigan
        A2Michigan
        I live in Ann Arbor!!! Probably not too far from you.
        Nov 3, 2016
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      4. Rasta Roy
        Rasta Roy
        I'm in Lansing about an hour from you. You ever wanna swing into town I'll give you a deal on clones. I'm also down to swap strains as well.
        Nov 3, 2016
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      5. A2Michigan
        A2Michigan
        Sounds good bro. We can figure something out once I get these tents set up
        Nov 7, 2016
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    5. Rasta Roy
      Rasta Roy
      Fighting the urge to order some fresh seeds real hard. Don't think I can do it.
    6. bogistJoe sr
      bogistJoe sr
      Hey Rasta. BogistJoeSr here in SW MI. Cass County. Gonna check on your journal. I'm starting my 72 inside then they're going to awaiting holes in woods out back,lol. Gonna pay especial attention to your nutes, maybe it'll sway my plan. Good luck
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      2. Rasta Roy
        Rasta Roy
        Right on brother feel free to ask me any questions.
        Mar 1, 2016
    7. Rasta Roy
      Rasta Roy
      Check out my grow journal! I'm combining organics with liquid feedings to develop an organic method to rival hydroponics growth and yields!
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      3. esh dov ets
        esh dov ets
        Im also doing organic soil w liquids. Off to a small start this time around. But had ok yeilds with great nugs this way b4. My grow journal hopefully will get good. Can i check out yours?
        Dec 13, 2016
      4. Rasta Roy
        Rasta Roy
        Yeah man its a little outdated though, I've refined my method further. Dropped the organic bottled nute additions in favor of steeped teas made from alfalfa meal and kelp meal with the occasional worm tea. And my soil has gotten so built up I dont even do guano teas in flower anymore.
        Dec 14, 2016
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        Rasta Roy
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      Rasta Roy
    9. Rasta Roy
      Rasta Roy
      Organic soil Grower from the high five state
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    Great Lakes Compost Owner/Operator
    I own a compost (Great Lakes Compost) and an agriculture consultant business (Total Harvest Care), plus I make hip hop music (www.ribcagerhymes.com) and rock music (Jenn's Apartment check us out on spotify and other digital platforms).

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