Spreading Worm Casts Over A Lawn

“Hi Duncan and Ken, Every week I look forward to your newsletter. My name is Hennie Woite and I’m from South Africa. Thank you for very interesting, practical and scientific based information. I would like to ask whether in view of the fact that it is said that earth worm casts should never dry out…

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Amending The Soil of an Existing Worm Bin

“I was wondering if amending the soil of an existing worm bin would provide any benefit to the eco system of the bin?” ~ Leo Juarez Hi Leo, This is an interesting and unusual question. First all, it depends what type of amendments you are talking about. I will based this on amending garden soil,…

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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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