Setting Up A Worm System Quickly (Without Aging)

As mentioned in the first section of the newsletter, I realize it is not always logistically possible to set up a worm bed and let it age for awhile before adding your worms. Sometimes you can receive a population of worms unexpectedly or sooner than anticipated, or perhaps you’ve encountered the much-dreaded ‘system melt-down’ and…

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Setting up a Worm Bin / Bed Using the Bin ‘Aging’ Method

Last week I wasn’t able to fully respond to one of the questions due to space/time constraints, so I thought I would revisit the topic. As you may recall, Crystal H. asked… “Can I make a 8x4x2 worm bed out of the 2in rigid Styrofoam insulation to keep in my garage. How do I need…

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Worm Composting & Moles

“How to defend worms from pests, especially moles?” ~ Dragan Lazarevic Hi Dragan, The ultimate protection for worm pests and predators of course involves keeping your worm farming systems indoors (assuming no nasty creatures are brought inside with the worms). This is obviously not a feasible option for all worm farmers, especially those with much…

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Worm Composting In Cold Weather / Winter

“While i had over 2000 worms which were well cared for I got very sad that all worms are dead today caused cold weather in my barn what should i do” ~ Joesph Babineau “Can I make a 8x4x2 worm bed out of the 2in rigid Styrofoam insulation to keep in my garage. How do…

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Using Worm Castings In Your Garden

“How much of the worm castings do I use on the garden?” ~ Conrad Parker Hi Conrad, That’s a great question, and something many people likely wonder about. It is often assumed that vermicompost/castings are essentially the same thing as regular thermophilic (hot) compost, when in fact they are quite different. Scientific research has clearly…

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Worm Composting In The Tropics

“Will earthworm farms thrive well in a tropical environment?” ~ Taiwo Tope Hi Taiwo, Worm farms can indeed thrive in a tropical environment, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind before you begin. On the positive side, the tropics offer much warmer conditions than many other parts of the world, thus making…

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Producing 10,000kg of Worm Casting

“How can I start a vermiculture project? How many worms required to produce about 10,000 kg of castings each month?” ~ TA Mathews Hi TA, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – I can think of no better way for people to try out worm farming for themselves than by setting up their…

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