Quick Worm Tea Technique…

The following was sent in by a reader of the newsletter and has been posted here as it may prove useful to others… “About 99% of advice and videos I’ve seen on how to make Worm Tea involve soaking the castings for 24-48 hours in a 5 gal or larger container with air bubblers going…

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Newspaper Sludge As Worm Bedding / Food

“I am experimenting with recycled newspaper sludge from work as bedding/feed. The worms seem to be happy in it, but the green food seems to take a long time to break down. Chunks of lettuce are still crisp after three weeks. Is there any way to speed up how fast food breaks down?” ~ Justin…

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Maximize Biomass In Worm Production / Vermicomposting

“We would like to know how to maximize biomass in the most efficient manner and in doing so know what might be the differences in approaching max biomass vs mass vermicompost for gardening?   Our multi project approach here on the rancho will of course benefit tremendously from the compost and worm teas, etc, but…

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How Did Red Wrigglers Get Their Name?

“What did the Red Wrigglers do to deserve such a derogatory second name (for non Latin scholars it translates as “stinking”)? Mine don’t smell webpage. Do any of them? Regards” ~ Patrick Kenealy Hi Patrick, Interesting question! Foetida does indeed translate to ‘stinking’. This is also where the english word ‘Fetid’ comes from. Now why…

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Dilution Of Water To Earthworm Tea

“Could you please tell me the correct dilution of water to earthworm tea? Which plants benefit the very most by being given it? How often should you give them the diluted tea to get a flourishing garden?” ~ Faye Garner Hi Faye, As I have mentioned a few times in previous newsletters, there is a…

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Worm Tower Worm Leachate

“I have I guess what you call a worm tower? And there’s a liquid catcher at the bottom. how long can that liquid stay at the bottom of the container? And how can i make the worm tea last longer, so it doesn’t”t go bad.” ~ Chris Vialpando Hi Chris, The liquid you are talking…

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Which Composting Worms Make VermiCompost Faster?

“Firstly, thanks for the always very interesting worm farming newsletters. I have just been given a whole lot of “Blue Worms”, they are very large and have this amazing blue stripe down their backs that shines in the sun. Their feeding habbits are very different from the “Red Wiggler”. They come to the top of…

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