Lime & Acidity In A Worm Bin

“Thanks to your continued information. Please I want to know why my worms are dying, I have poured lime into the containers to dilute acidity if there was any as was previously suggested to know avail. Secondly, the bins also contain reddish organisms in their millions I think and have all along lived with the…

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Feeding Composting Worms In Winter

Last week we had a question on how to keep your wormery running throughout the winter. I will expand more on this and talk about the changes we need to make with the feeding process. With temperatures dropping, the rate of composting will be slower, and this is not just because of slowdown activity of…

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Worm Composting Care In Winter

“Winter is quickly approaching and I’m wondering what I need to do to get my worms through the winter. I have a small outside worm bin made out of cinder blocks with an earth floor. It is buried about one foot deep. Do I need to add extra bedding? Do the worms hibernate? Do I…

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Flatworm Attack On Composting Worms

“Thank you very much for your excellent newsletter and the very informative manual I bought from you. Since two day’s ago I notice some dead worms in my plastic bins (approximately 10 in 3 out of my 6 bins). On close examination I see some are swollen, some are like divided into sections and some…

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Apple Pulp As Food For Composting Worms

“Since the fall season is the time for making apple cider, is the apple pulp remaining after extracting the juice good for feeding worms? Thanks” ~ Robert Chandler Hi Robert, Worms will process apple pulp, not a problem, but there are a few things to be aware of. Since the apples are all pulped into…

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Worm Movement In A Can-O-Worms System

“My friend Charlie gave me your email address so I hope you can help me. I have had my worm farm for just on a year now and it was going find until a few weeks ago. The problem is that my worms keep going down stairs into the very bottom tray instead of going…

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Analysis Of A Worm Composting Windrow…

“Our worm bin is about three by five feet, and is outside in a shaded area. We have two hay bales on two sides and two doors on the other sides, the bottom is laid with wire mesh. I put cardboard on the ground and hay over that and about an inch of scraps from…

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