Purchasing A Worm Bin – Options

“My question would be on purchasing a worm bin. I don’t know where to begin… I have looked around but there seems to be nothing along the lines of a worm bin around my area. Could I construct one myself and if so do you have any ideas? Best Regards,” ~ Gareth. Hi Gareth, The…

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Worm Tower Questions

“I have a question please. I have made a worm tower, where you bury half of the pipe/bucket in the ground. The bottom half has many holes and I feed the tube (pipe/bucket) and have a cover on it to keep out critters. My question is this: does the lid need holes for air or…

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Worm Castings – Part V – Final Thoughts

As I alluded to last week, I was seriously considering the addition of one more installment (apart from this one) in our worm castings series. Since then I’ve decided however that it’s probably better to revert back to the original plan – thus making this our last castings issue (for now). Sure, there is certainly…

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Benefit Of Vermiculture Over Composting For The Urban Dweller

“I gave up on reading about vermiculture because everything seems geared to the large operation. But I’d like to have a small chest of worms going here in the house. I bet there is a large group of potential readers out there, including me, who would get great fun out of a publication that addressed…

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Grinding Up Large Quantities Of Food Waste

“I work in the produce department at our local grocery store. I have access to, literally, hundreds of pounds of waste EVERY DAY – watermelon rinds, rotten cantaloupes, and tons other stuff that’s slightly passed its prime. You have repeatedly mentioned the benefits of grinding all this up before feeding it to my worms. I…

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Worm Castings – Part IV – Disease Suppression

Hopefully I didn’t frustrate to many people with all the scientific article references in the last newsletter. If I did, let me apologize in advance, since there will be some more coming your way this week. 🙂 As promised, we’ll be looking at worm castings as agents of plant disease suppression. Over the years there…

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