Weed Seeds In Vermicompost…

“Hi Duncan, Some seeds go through the vermicomposting process unaffected and can be a weed problem after the vermicompost is applied. How can one minimize this problem?” ~ Joseph Lindsay Hi Joseph, The question about weed seeds has propped up quite often within the vermicomposting community, and rightly so because it is quite a confusing…

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Vegetable Waste In A Worm Farm

“I have a family of 4 and a lot of veggie scraps and not so many worms. Will that cause a problem in my worm bin. Also I’m new at worming and all I put in my worm bin is vegetables is that alright. Thank you.” ~ Chris Vialpando Hi Chris, Vegetable waste is perfect…

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Worm Composting In Pits / Beds

“I have an unused hog barn with a 2 foot deep pit with cement sides & bottom, all under cover. Would this be a place to raise worms? What would I need to do to get started? PS: This is in Michigan I want to start in May. Thanks” ~ Russell Rowe Hi Russell, The…

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Is Frozen Leachate Worthless?

“Gentlemen, Thank you for your authoritative and informative web site, newsletter and downloads. I got into this vermiculture racket with far too little knowledge, but we’re slowly working our way to profitability. I’m hoping you might find a moment to answer a crucial question. I’ve searched your blog but didn’t come across an answer; QUESTION:…

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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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When To Apply Wormcast To A Garden

“Hi Ken and Duncan, My worm bin is getting pretty full and I need to harvest some casts. Is it OK to spread my casts in my garden bed right now. I live in Virginia and we are in the middle of winter here. How does the cold affect the microorganisms? Will freezing temperatures make…

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Measuring Moisture Content In A Worm Farm

“Duncan, Knowing that moisture content is an important aspect of this business, I’m trying to determine the best and cheapest way to measure it. I usually read where a certain percent is required, such as 40-60%. The meter that I found is called “Hold All”. It measures moisture, light, and pH. The light function measures…

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