Replenishing Soil Life and Nutrients With Composting Worms

“I recently moved to Brunswick, GA in a new subdivision where the dirt is mostly sand. Although I have dug deep and planted all over, I haven’t seen any worms. I would like to purchase some worms to put in plant boxes made of 2 x 8 planks and as they multiply, begin adding them…

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Do Worm Bins Need Ventilation?

“Worms breath thru their skins so do worm bins need ventilation? I’m planning on building an insulated worm bin. Should I include a ventilation tube to allow a fresh air supply?” ~  Bruce Novell Hi Bruce, You are absolutely right about worms needing to breathe through their skins. Worms are like us, and breathe in…

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DID YOU KNOW? – Cutting A Worm In Half DOES NOT Result In 2 Worms

Many people believe that when an earthworm is cut in half you will get two live worms. Before you go out and try that on a poor earthworm let me tell you that this is untrue! Earthworms are in the phyla (classification) of ‘Annelids’, and when these are cut in half down the middle will…

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Worm Composting On A Shoestring Budget

“Just the simple question of how to get started in worm composting on a shoestring?” I can really go on and on here, but I have to keep it short! So in a nutshell, worms will need a habitat, food, water and oxygen. The easiest way to start is to buy a wormery set either…

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Climate, Temperature & Worm Composting

Jerry Lambeth Asks: “How do you keep worms in the winter, I would like to raise some red worms.” And… Jeff Poole Asks: “I live in a very hot climate and struggle to keep worms alive during summer. The bin is in the shade and I have covered the bin with carpet which I wet…

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