Can Compost Worms Be Used For Fish Bait & Chicken Feed?

“Can these worms be used for fish bait or can chickens safely feed on them?” ~ May Green We got a lot of questions asking whether worms can be safely fed to fish and chickens. The answer to both is.. YES! We’ve mentioned fish as bait, and as for chickens, they LOVE worms. It gives…

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Best Worms For Composting AND Fishing

“I love gardening and fresh water fishing. Which worms are best for composting AND fishing or should I raise two types?” ~ Grandpa Al Hi Al! There are a few types of worms that I will mention. You can definitely save time and raise one of these for BOTH composting AND fishing. In terms of…

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Worm Tea As A Pest Repellant

“I have been told that worm tea is an excellent pest repellant. Could you please advise what worm tea contains to enable it to perform this task. Thank you” ~ Alan Schatz, South Africa Hi Alan, Great question! Now let me reiterate that what you mean by worm tea is NOT leachate, but the tea…

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Traditional Composting Or Vermicomposting

“When composting, with a couple of worms added, will they continue to multiply? Does the bottom of bin need to be open or are holes sufficient. My compost does not seem to get hot and takes a long time.” ~ Philip Johnson Hi Philip! I’m not sure if you are talking about traditional composting or…

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DID YOU KNOW? – Compost Tea History

Methods for brewing compost teas date back to early Roman, Greek and Egyptian times (Brehaut, 1933). Early methods consist of simply a bucket, compost, water and occasional stirring. However methods such as these create high probability of anaerobic conditions developing. As a result plants died when the tea is used. As time has moved on…

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Using Septic Tank Additives To Help Compost

“To help compost start, is it ok to put septic tank additives on it?” ~ Don, Chapin sc. Hi Don, The crucial thing with compost and vermicompost are micro-organisms. This is the little secret to the whole process of composting. In normal composting systems, microbes are needed to first digest the organic wastes, produced heat,…

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Thick Liquid (Leachate) In Worm Factory

“Hi Duncan, I have a home ‘Worm Factory’ unit. What is produced in the bottom layer bed, which has a tap, is seldom ‘worm wee’ but more usually a thick fluid of worm wee plus castings – plus presumably soil. I still dilute it – your comments on chlorinated water have added to my knowledge…

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