Worm ‘Leachate’ vs Worm Tea

“Hi, Please explain what worm tea is exactly and how to use it. Is it the liquid coming out of the bottom of the bin, or is it made using the compost hanging in a bag in a bucket of water? Regards,” ~ Dewald R. Hi Dewald – The liquid coming out of the bottom…

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African Nightcrawlers – A Heat Tolerant Composting Worm

“I live in Florida and the ground temperatures get very torrent. I don’t want to air condition a worm bed. I believe there is a worm from Africa that is suitable. What information do you have on a work species that can handle “hot weather?”  Thanks” ~ Carl Hi Carl – You’re likely thinking of…

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Worm Composting; Mites & Other Critters

“I probably introduced mites by adding old grass clippings that I dampened before adding to the bin. I started the three section Can O’ Worms a month and a half ago and just started seeing mites about a week and a half ago, after adding the grass. We fertilize the grass organically so I thought…

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Collecting Worm Eggs / Cocoons

“We would like to hasten the production of our worms by collecting their eggs and putting them in a rearing bed or box. How can we collect the eggs since worm eggs are small and difficult to collect? Someone suggested to us that we place newspapers on top of the worm bed and they said…

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Worm Farming & Chemical Fumes

“Hi. I have appreciated the information provided in your newsletter as you answer the questions from various people.  But now I have one of my own which is; are worms affected by fumes? My worm bin is located in a small shed and as I felt I might have been over feeding them I did…

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Blending Worm Composting Food Material

“Dear Duncan, I was told that ALL fruits & veggies should be blended into the tiniest pieces possible so that the worms will be able to eat them better. Then my son, who has done this before says that he used to throw whole banana peels into his & his friends worm bin and they…

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Worms Leaving The Worm Farm?

“Why do the worms leave the farm. It’s not too wet by the squeeze the dirt check yet every day more are on the concrete floor of the garage. Can you give me a hit or and idea how to keep them in the bins. I have a 3 stack worm farm.” ~ Don B.…

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