Worm Science 101 – Worm Anatomy;

Worm Science 101 – Worm Anatomy; As mentioned in the last newsletter, this week we’re going to be getting into some earthworm biology – specifically, we’ll take a look at some basic worm anatomy. I know some of you are likely chomping at the bit to move on to some of the more exciting worm…

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Volume Of Worm Castings To Use On A Garden

“How much of the castings do I use on the garden?” ~ Conrad Great question, Conrad – undoubtedly something that a lot of people must wonder about. One of the great things about worm castings is that a little can go a long way. Studies conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University have shown…

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Facial Tissues & Paper Towels In Worm Composting

“Can you put stuff like facial tissues, used paper towels etc in the worm bin?” ~ Al Hi Al – the short answer is YES. You can definitely add materials like this to your worm bin. In fact they can be really helpful in terms of absorbing moisture and helping to keep the carbon to…

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Aerobin Backyard Composting System

“Does the aerobin also contain worms?” ~ Mary That’s an interesting question, Mary! Truth be told, I had never heard of an ‘Aerobin’ until I saw your question, and then decided to conduct some research. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Aerobin, it is basically a medium to large-scale backyard composting system…

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Worm Science 101 – Worm Classification;

I can almost hear the collective groan. Science? Who wants to learn about that? 🙂 Don’t worry, I promise to go easy on you… this week. All joking aside, I do think it’s a good idea to start with some basic worm science in order to lay a good foundation for the various topics we’ll…

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Covering Worm Beds

“Should the worm bed be covered with a tarp etc?” ~ Chris Hi Chris, It is definitely not a bad idea to cover any exposed worm beds and windrows you have with some sort of tarp. They can provide important protection for your worms and your vermicompost. Tarps prevent rain and snow from making direct contact…

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Setting Up A Worm Factory or Worm Chalet

“We have just received a ‘black rectangle box’ (4 level, bottom with a tap) worm farm. Just wondering how we set it up?” ~ Nina Hi Nina, It sounds like you have a ‘Worm Factory’ or ‘Worm Chalet’ style bin. These are great for helping you to separate your worms from your vermicompost. Basically, you…

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