How much food scraps do you put in your worm bin?

DoobieDoobs

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Damn so cool to see them all bunched up like that.

Hey man do you know if they like to eat broccoli? I just read on the internet that they don't like it that much, and I just added a ton of it xD. Im hoping that what I read was untrue, or maybe take out some of that broccoli and put something else instead.
 

the native

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Damn so cool to see them all bunched up like that.

Hey man do you know if they like to eat broccoli? I just read on the internet that they don't like it that much, and I just added a ton of it xD. Im hoping that what I read was untrue, or maybe take out some of that broccoli and put something else instead.
ye bro I feed them broccoli before about 3mnths ago. they seem to have eaten it, but didn't go crazy for it. I usually always put new items in with either avos or mushrooms. like everyone else has said, better to chop and freeze, and then give to worms. Just speeds things up. just have a variety of things to put in every now and again, until they build up a population.


Once the worm bin is full to abt 3/4 of food and worms , I then dump my compost(homemade to be as close to coots mix) to fill the rest. I swap out the full container with the one that sits beneath(which has been sitting with tons of worms and castings and all the bennies) and repeat the process. Before I bring the bottom container up I use all the castings and re-composted material for top dressing in my no-till grow.

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Its only small scale, just a 2part thingee, but its enough to use in my grow, and in the vege patch. Try different things and see how you go mate, im no expert so just take what you want from this.chur
 

xtsho

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I think ill do the same,how many layers do u go before you harvest?
I just fill mine up until it's full. Then I take off the top with the worms and start all over again. I basically just leave them alone and they do their thing. I had been looking at all these specialized worm structures online for DIY ideas but decided to just keep doing what I've been doing. I'll probably add another 30 gallon container though. 2 of those is plenty for my use and you still have to keep them fed so I really can't do more than that anyway.
 

Diesel0889

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For the most premium EWC, feed your worms organic soil amendments. They will process it with no heat, retaining more beneficial compounds than traditional soil "cooking"

This^^^ neem, karanja, crab meal, all my rock dusts for coots mix etc runs through my bin. Make amending my bed a breeze. This imo is def the right approach. Other than that my bedding is compost maybe a few rice hulls or pumice etc.

Happy growing!
 

the native

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For the most premium EWC, feed your worms organic soil amendments. They will process it with no heat, retaining more beneficial compounds than traditional soil "cooking"
Never thought of just strait amendments. Id always feel the urge to chuck some vege in there, id feel guilty , seems like they'll be on a diet. But is probably worth a go.
 

Diesel0889

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Never thought of just strait amendments. Id always feel the urge to chuck some vege in there, id feel guilty , seems like they'll be on a diet. But is probably worth a go.
My vegetable go In the dump. Although to do put bocking 14 comfrey in my bin along with my ammendments etc. Go that route if you want high end castings. You won't regret it!

Happy growing!
 

SpawnOfVader

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I think ill do the same,how many layers do u go before you harvest?
I just keep layering it til the bin is mostly full and then add another tier. I'm just using a Rubbermaid tote stackable bin system. Normally by the time I'm ready to add a third tier the first one is basically good to harvest.
 

MICHI-CAN

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A mostly shaded unused spot in your yard, if you have it will produce your best growing mediums. Just keep watered and turn every month or so with a pitch fork. It will take most plant debris. I avoid citrus and pine of course. Your pursuit of worm castings is but a small part of the actual process.

If in an enclosed dwelling I get it. Go outside if not and see the true magic of decomposition for living plants.
 

Rozgreenburn

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My worm bins have bedding I make from compost to which I add our household veg scraps. I always have 1 compost container that is specifically for worm feeding compost. Roughly every 2-3 weeks I'll add 1/2 -3/4 gallon of said "feed compost", bury it and come back 2-3 weeks later and do the same. I've been vermiposting for the last year and I'll never have to buy EWC or fish bait for the rest of my natural life! Roll on amigos...
 

MICHI-CAN

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My worm bins have bedding I make from compost to which I add our household veg scraps. I always have 1 compost container that is specifically for worm feeding compost. Roughly every 2-3 weeks I'll add 1/2 -3/4 gallon of said "feed compost", bury it and come back 2-3 weeks later and do the same. I've been vermiposting for the last year and I'll never have to buy EWC or fish bait for the rest of my natural life! Roll on amigos...
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Compost is insane for plants if at home. And I support all compost and recycling.
 
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