Best Food For Composting Worms For Quality Castings?

“I am starting to raise Red Euros for castings mostly. What is the best food to give the worms for the best quality castings?” ~ Rod That’s an interesting question, Rod. Not to be evasive, but it really depends on your definition of ‘quality’ – what type of castings do you want to create. Not…

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Unusual Worm Farming Question…

“Why do red worms, not all but about 15 or so stay on the top inside of the bin cover. The container is a can o worms, It is not continual but frequently.” ~  Jean Hi Jean, That seems to be one of the mysteries of the universe – why are some worms more than…

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Worm Castings In A Worm Tower System…

“I have a query about castings. I have a tower bin system where the bottom bin has a tap and collects the worm tea. How should I be feeding the worms in order to be taking off the worm castings. Currently my bin looks more like compost and I do not see any worm castings.…

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Worm Castings – Part I

As promised, this week we are going to dive into the topic of ‘worm castings’ – it is a fascinating topic (well, for me anyway – haha) and there is a LOT of ground to cover, so this is definitely going to be a multi-part newsletter feature. In fact, I’m going to leave it completely…

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Watermelon Rinds In Worm Composting

“My bins are mostly cow manure fed. I’ve recently found a great (temporary) source for watermelon rinds. The worms love it, of course…so much so that I regularly move the population away from the rinds, back into the manure. I’ve lots of rinds coming… what will a higher rind to manure ratio do to the…

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Protecting Composting Worms In Winter

“This is our first winter since we started. My question is what should I do to protect my worms? Our beds are 3’x8’x16″ and I use mostly mule manure to feed. I have heard everything from hay to insulation. We live outside Augusta, Ga. and our winters are really unpredictable. Some nights might go to…

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Outdoor Worm Farming Systems – Part III – Beds and Bins

This is our final week covering the topic of outdoor worm farming systems. For the last two weeks we have been looking at outdoor systems that don’t require any sort of physical structure. This week we will finally be talking about the structured systems – the outdoor bins and beds. There are of course plenty…

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