Benefical Comparison Of Worm Casting, Worm Leachate, and Worm Tea…

Thank you for your excellent newsletters! Could you please in some future newsletter in broad terms compare the three byproducts of worm farming, castings, leachate and worm tea. With regards to the following… 1. NPK Value 2. Microbial Value 3. Best used for- 4. Dilution rates to be used I do realize that the chemical…

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Mold in a Can-O-Worms Worm Farm…

“We have an indoor Can-O-Worms composting system and there have been problems with mold growing shortly after we throw in any wheat or flour products. Is the mold harmful to the worms? If so, how do we stop the mold?” ~ John Price Hi John! Mold is a very natural process of vermicomposting and shouldn’t…

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Tiny Fly Larvae & Worm Composting

“I enjoy using my vertical worm compost bin – and have many thousands of worms now working away at our daily garbage refuse – but we also seem to be harboring many more thousands of tiny fly larvae – I’ve tired covering with several layers of wet newspaper, used coffee filters, and egg shells, but…

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Keeping Composting Worms In An Apartment…

“We are moving from South Africa to a very nice flat in Bromley Kent. There will be no possibility of having a garden for worms. I want to know if anyone has kept a few worms in a pot for say a dozen potatoes, or another pot for roses. I had hoped to use the…

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Turning Worm Compost To Aerate It…

“Hi there, is it ok to turn your worm compost over to further aerate it?” ~ Eileen Collins Hi Eileen, That is a great question because many people get confused between a vermicomposting and traditional composting in that they think you need to aerate it by turning it. In traditional composting turning is necessary. The waste…

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DID YOU KNOW? – Earthworm Life Cycles…

Earthworms have very long life cycles up to 10 to 12 years! Although in nature, the life cycle is very short due to predators. With the absence of predators, their longetivity and their ability to reproduce rapidly are the two main reasons for rapid population booms in vermicomposting.

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Solar Drying Worm Castings

“The resultant worm castings need to be post-processed before it is marketed. How effective is solar drying?” Madhu Hi Madhu, Drying wormcasts is a different issue for different parts of the world because of the climate. Many people in hot climates will ask why anyone would want to spend time drying wormcasts when they are…

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