Wood Ash In A Worm Composting Bin

“How about adding wood ash from the fire place to my worm bin ? Love your news letter.” ~ Dwight Hi Dwight, That’s a great question. The short answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT! haha 🙂 While wood ash CAN indeed be used as a soil additive and a compost ingredient – both very much in moderation…

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Feeding Waste Product From Chicken Abattoirs to Worms

“Do you have any experience in feeding waste product from chicken abattoirs to worms, including the feathers. Admittedly there could be an odour problem but for the purposes of this enquiry, forget about that. Basically, will worms consume such high-protein material?” ~ Max Hi Max, I don’t have any direct experience with feeding this sort…

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Worm Castings Tea – PART II

Last week I provided you with a quick overview of the topic of ‘worm (castings) tea’. This week we’ll be talking in more detail about making tea. I was originally hoping to chat about how to use worm tea as well, but that will have to wait until next week. Just as a quick recap,…

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Tree Stump Grind As A Source Of Worm Bedding

“I would like to know your thoughts on tree stump grind as a source of worm bedding. I know it does not have much nutrients. My neighbor has a tree trimming business and offered it to me. Should I check it for toxins? Thanks” ~ Susan Hi Susan, The long story short – wood chips,…

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Effective Microorganisms in Helping The Growth of Earthworms.

“I am newly converted to earthworm breeding. I’m from Malaysia. It is always interesting to read your WFS Newsletter and I am sure, many other readers are like me, grateful to you for benefiting from your excellent contributions. I have not however, come across any mention on the use of EM (effective microorganisms) in helping…

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Worm Castings Tea – Part I

This week we will begin our exploration of the wonderful world of castings tea (aka ‘worm tea’, ‘vermicompost tea’, ‘vermi-tea’ etc). This is a closely related topic to that of worm castings (a subject we’ve certainly talked a LOT about as of late) given the fact that castings play a vital role in the creation…

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Feedback: Grinding Large Quantities of Organic Waste

“Hi Duncan, Regarding grinding kitchen scraps, I would think a common sausage grinder would be adequate for small time use. They can be found at garage sales, antique stores or just Google them. They also have grinders on eBay now and then. For larger use one may visit a restaurant supply company where they may…

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