When To Add More Food To A Worm Bin

“I do have a question. The worm bin is new, and the bedding, shredded newspaper that is damp is all new. I have been cautious about adding “food” to the bin as I did not want to over feed. The bin smells good when I dig around. What is the best way to tell when…

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Flow-Through Vermicomposting Systems

Last week we talked about the standard ‘worm bin’ type of vermicomposting system. It is undoubtedly the most common system in use – likely because it is also generally the least expensive. Typical worm bins are not without their limitations however – one of the major hassles being associated with the separation of the vermicompost…

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Harvesting Vermicast

“It is said that we can continuously add raw substrates to the worm bin to feed the worms, while it is also said that we can harvest vermicast after 30 to 45 days.  Question:  If we continue adding raw substrates, how can we harvest vermicast after 30 to 45 days? My doubt is based on…

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Worm Bedding & Castings

“I love your newsletter. Thanks for taking the time to send it out so often! My question is this: I just started my first worm bin a couple of months ago. Will all of the bedding disappear and turn into castings in time, or will I have to separate the castings from the bedding at…

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Worm Farming Systems – The ‘Worm Bin’

Last week we started talking about ‘worm farming systems’ and the basic requirements needed to keep a population of worms happy and healthy. With our overview out of the way, we can now start talking in more detail about different types of worm systems, starting with a look at what many would consider the simplest…

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