Best Worm for Vermicomposting?

“What is the best worm for vermicomposting?” – Bill C. Hi Bill, That is a great question, and something I’m sure many people wonder about. It is one of those questions that can be answered with a “it depends” – but of course my job here is to provide you with a decent response so…

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Interbreeding Composting Worm Species

“What would u get if u breed a pink worm with a red wiggler (red worm?)” ~ Jimmy W. You’d get a pink worm and a red wiggler – haha! Sorry Jimmy – I couldn’t resist. 🙂 All joking aside, the fact of the matter is that the average person simply CANNOT successfully breed two…

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Keeping Red Wigglers & Nightcrawlers Together

“Can you grow red wigglers and nightcrawlers together? Where the best place to get the worms? We want to raise them as a class project to learn about science and ways to help the earth and to help plants grow.” ~ SmithWood Girls That is a great question, girls! I have sneaking suspicion that you…

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Coffee Pulp Decomposition & Composting Worms

“Can Earthworms be Used for Coffee Pulp Decomposition?” ~ Jean Marie. Hi Jean Marie, Thanks for the question. For the benefit of all those unfamiliar, coffee pulp is a important agricultural bi-product in coffee-growing regions. It is a moist, fibrous material, representing about 40% (by weight) of the ripe coffee fruit. It can be composted…

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Correct Ratio of Soil / Lime / Bedding in a Worm Bin

“When setting up a worm composting bin, what is the ratio of soil /lime / bedding to use?” ~ Colleen W. Hi Colleen, That’s an interesting question, and one that will allow me to kill a couple birds with one stone, so to speak. To be totally honest, when setting up a new system I…

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Using Manure as Worm Food

Animal manure is a worm farmer’s best friend! Whether you are a casual vermicomposter or a full-fledged professional, I definitely recommend using it as a food source (for your worms, that is – haha) if you have access to some. In fact, outdoor manure piles can even sometimes be a great place to find a…

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Worm Food For Composting Worms – Overview

Last week I briefly touched on the topic of ‘worm food’ when I wrote about setting up a worm composting system, but I wasn’t able to get into as much detail as this subject warrants. As such, this week’s newsletter is dedicated entirely to this topic. First we’ll chat about the important considerations to keep…

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