Calling Worm Castings “Organic”

“I am starting a worm farm and I understand about castings. Can the castings that come from worms be claimed as “organic” if we do not know where the food comes from? Or do the castings have to be organically certified by a government agency? Thanks” ~ Dan Hi Dan, The term “organic” when labeling…

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Bokashi Composting In Conjunction With Vermicomposting

“Is there a worthwhile benefit with using bokashi composting in conjunction with vermicomposting? Does feeding worms bokashi make a richer end product?” ~ Josh Hi Josh, Thank you for your question on bokashi and vermicomposting! Bokashi is a great way to recycle waste and is also capable to be used alongside vermicomposting. For the other…

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Cardboard Boxes As Worm Food

“Can worms eat the cardboard boxes that our foods come in i.e., cereal, spaghetti, etc. They seem to have a waxy type coating on them but I’m not sure what this is or if it is harmful to the worms. Thank for any info you can provide.” ~ Doris Duffy Hi Doris, Thanks for your…

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The Digestive System In Earth / Composting Worms

“I have read that you should put sand or dirt in with your worm farms to add gristle to the worms diet. will coffee grounds succeed in doing the same job? I have not seen this answered anywhere yet. Also, bought your manual, it is a great reference point with plenty of information. Thanks.” ~…

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How Long Can You Store Liquid Worm Fertilizer?

“I would like to find out how long one can store the liquid fertilizer that is collected from the worm castings. When I want to make use of the residue to spray for pests then how do I use it? (At what concentration). Is there any other literature that I can use to read up…

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Using Mouse Droppings As Food For Composting Worms

“An associate of mine is a herpetologist and raises hundreds of white mice (WEBSTER LAB MICE) as a food source for his reptiles. The mice are kept in plastic bins with pine shavings. A large amount of waste is created weekly. Currently he washes it in piles and farmers take it as compost fertilizer. Can…

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DID YOU KNOW? – Worms Like Protozoa

Worms like protozoa, that we know. But what is protozoa? These are one cell microorganisms, and there are actually different types living in different conditions! Flagellates and Amoeba are ones that need oxygen and so sometimes in compost teas these are used as a sign of good aerobic conditions. On the other hand ciliates cannot…

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