Flavored Coffee Grounds As Worm Food?

“Hey there, Having real good luck raising my first batch of worms, have already seen young-uns in the bin and they are eating everything like crazy… Newspaper, egg shells, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, and coffee grounds. The question is… Should you use flavored coffee grounds? I have not so far but almost did this morning, Hazelnut,…

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Best Bedding For Small Scale Worm Composting…

“What is the BEST type of bedding for a beginner to start on a small scale with?” ~ Glen Hine Hi Glen! Thanks for asking, it is back to the basics today! Since we are on bedding, and we have discussed the subject of manure last week, I will also go into what type of food…

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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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Best Food For Composting Worms For Quality Castings?

“I am starting to raise Red Euros for castings mostly. What is the best food to give the worms for the best quality castings?” ~ Rod That’s an interesting question, Rod. Not to be evasive, but it really depends on your definition of ‘quality’ – what type of castings do you want to create. Not…

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Using Leaves as a Bedding / Food Source for Worms…

“Can leaves be a bedding and feed source for worms?” ~ Art Hi Art, Leaves – as in ‘fall leaves’ – are an excellent bedding/food for worms, and a fantastic composting substrate in general. They tend to fall in the carbon-rich range of organic matter, but their C:N ratio tends to be MUCH lower than…

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When To Add More Food To A Worm Bin

“I do have a question. The worm bin is new, and the bedding, shredded newspaper that is damp is all new. I have been cautious about adding “food” to the bin as I did not want to over feed. The bin smells good when I dig around. What is the best way to tell when…

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Worm Food – Rabbit Manure

Once again, this week I have decided not to continue on as planned (you may recall that we were going to discuss some ‘other’ worm foods in this newsletter). I know I tend to do this from time to time. Please bear with me – I promise it is for the greater good. 🙂 After…

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