The EcoSystem in a Worm Composting Bin

“Could you tell me if worm farms in a typical backyard should only have worms in it. My small farm has lots of other little creepy crawly things other than worms. Like the odd cockroach not many and little bugs that look like the size of a pin head, lots of those, and other little…

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Hot Composting Waste & Worm Composting

“I am managing the wastes (using Eisnia Fetida) of a horticulture college in Spain. There are major fluxes in waste generation and waste types. I am trying to get around this by hot composting the waste first and then once balanced, feed this to the worms. Is this an appropriate strategy? The wastes consist of…

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Cheap and Easy Worm Bin

“Hi, I just started a worm farm with my son. We are using 18 gal Rubbermaid bin and followed the directions on a web site called cheap and easy worm bin. We have been at it for 4 wks and I think things are going well, but I am confused as to how much I…

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Water & Worm Composting – Tap or Distilled?

“Hello – We just started. Used peat moss as a bedding material. I juice a lot and want to use my juice leavings for worm food. When you add moisture to the bed – can the water be tap water (city water)? Does it need to be distilled?  When you add the food material do…

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Reader Feedback On Unco’s Worm Farming System

  Reader responses to our previous post on UNCo’s worm farming system… “Dear Bentley, I looked into the Unco system about four years ago; it is a slick, professional, approach which will yield predictable results if the operation is run exactly in the prescribed manner and using the prescribed bedding and food stock. Essentially, a series…

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Worm Composting In Raised Vegetable Beds

“First of all, thank you for putting out a newsletter. It is very informative! My question is this. I am considering buying red worms to add to my raised vegetable beds rather than buying worm castings again. Will this environment be suitable for these worms?  What should I have to be careful about, etc. if…

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UNCO’s Worm Growing System

“Are you familiar with a company called UNCO? If so, what do you know about their worm growing system? Is it a viable system? Thanks for your input” ~ Paul Hi Paul, I am somewhat familiar with Unco based on my own vermicomposting research over the years. I am not however familiar with the exact…

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