Will NightCrawlers Multiply Like Red Wigglers?

“I was pulling weeds this week in my garden and came upon about two or three hundred night crawlers. Needless to say I started a new worm bin so I could keep them separated from my others. Will they multiply like red wigglers? Do I need to do anything special for this type of worm?…

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Harvesting Worms From Old Bedding…

“I read all the articles that you send to me and just want to say thanks for all the info. I don’t know if I missed some info about harvesting. I have a plastic system – the top container for the worms and their food – the bottom container for their urine. I would like…

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Worm Castings – Part III – Pest Suppression

Welcome back everyone. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season! As you may recall, back in December we started talking about ‘Worm Castings’, and have already dedicated two editions of the newsletter to this subject. Hopefully, this is a topic of interest for everyone – we’ve got three more installments (including this one) coming your…

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Kitchen Food Stuff That Should Not Be Put in a Worm Bin…

“What types of kitchen food stuffs should not be put in the worm bin?” ~ Mike Hi Mike, Here are some basic guidelines for you. For starters, it is definitely best to NOT add any meats, dairy or oily foods to your bin. These can petrify, causing really foul odors and harming the worms, and…

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Taming Worms? Eh?

“Do you know if anyone ‘tamed’ their worms to become pets, i.e. gained a reaction such that the worms actually respond (positively) to human contact?  This is a genuine question, as if it is possible I would like to experiment with the notion. I’m sure I am not your only home reader who finds the…

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Worm Farm Mite Infestation…

“I accidentally overfed my worm farm for a few weeks and mites came into the farm. I’ve got the plastic container farms. The mites are a mixed bunch and quite a significant amount are the parasite mites. What could I do to get the mite population under control? I’ve reduced the amount of feeds to…

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Worm Castings – Part II – Plant Growth Promotion

Last newsletter we started our coverage of the topic of ‘worm castings’ which, as mentioned, can commonly be referred to as vermicompost (although technically a different material). This week we’ll be jumping right in to the sub-topic of worm castings as a plant growth promoter – there is plenty of ground to cover, so I…

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