Vermicomposters Unite! Official Worm Farmers Thread

Rozgreenburn

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Worms are doin' great and lots of EWC!! Don't have to buy it again, Ever!!

My question now, have any of our experienced vermiposters used beneficial nematodes HB+ SF + SC in their grows without harming the earthworms? If it is not a problem, I think I may add them as preventative maintenance.
There is always more to learn, how cool :mrgreen:
 

Rozgreenburn

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How do y’all store your finished EWC?
Good question,
I double screen my castings and then put it into 5 gallon buckets with lids. I put 4 gallons into the bucket and set the lid on it [do not snap it closed yet]. After 2 weeks, screen once more to save any worms I've missed. At this point it should be worm free. Now just store in a cool and dark place in containers with the lids just covering them. I personally do not want my EWC to completely dry out.
Of course, after 6 months, I'll never have to buy it again. Another 6 months or so and I may have to start selling worms! Good growing...
 

getogrow

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Just leave it in the worm bin.
Not a good idea in the long run. It will eventually kill your worms.
Their bedding needs refreshed after so long. Sure they are tough lil fuckers so they can tolerate a LOT.... but sitting in their own shit for too long will kill them and/or turn your 3lbs of worms into a qp.

I finally got my bin/s going again. Does everyone use peat moss for bedding these days ? Every bag of castings at the hydro store is peat moss. Thats weak at best.
I use paper and table scraps and come out with SOIL , not no soft ass peat. I dont get it...
 

Rozgreenburn

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Using coco, perlite and vermiculite, fresh compost and garden lime.. Add shredded paper and food scraps along the way. I usually put some worm food across the top, and cover with wet cardboard.
After 6 months, I've finally stretched bin maintenance to 2 week intervals. So nice to have EWC always available...
 

CrunchBerries

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I have started on my journey to do a coots style worm bin. Bedding includes peat, finished compost, aged leaf mold, ewc, rice hulls and some minerals. I follow the rule of what goes in must come out in a more plant friendly way. I feed barley, Comfrey, kelp, alfalfa, neem and karanja, root balls, canna and maple leaves, insect frass, egg shells or oyster flour for ph, etc in small amounts and in rotation.
 

MarsSP

Member
I just start my cycle a month ago. Feeding basically with banana, melon and watermelon peels, eggshells. Dried leaves found in nature, a little of wood leftovers and raw paper scraps.
First few drops of biofert already dropped.
It's my first trial and there's a long way to go and it's so fantastic as growing weed!
 

Fatleg77

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So I asked a question in Organics about adding worms to my 5 gallon fabric pots as I grow I was directed here through a link. Original question was can I just add worms to my 5 gallon fabric pots as I grow the plants in my garden if so what is the quantity I would use thank you for any help
 

myke

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So I asked a question in Organics about adding worms to my 5 gallon fabric pots as I grow I was directed here through a link. Original question was can I just add worms to my 5 gallon fabric pots as I grow the plants in my garden if so what is the quantity I would use thank you for any help
If you had a 30+ gallon pot sure add some worms.But 5 gallon is too small.Keep the red wigglers in your bin where theyll do the most good.5 gallon fabric pot will get too hot outside cooking the worms.
 

Fatleg77

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If you had a 30+ gallon pot sure add some worms.But 5 gallon is too small.Keep the red wigglers in your bin where theyll do the most good.5 gallon fabric pot will get too hot outside cooking the worms.
Thank you very much... out of curiosity what is the desired temperature for worms to thrive
 
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