Dog Excrement & Worm Composting

“Will a worm farm work to recycle dog excrement?” ~ Krista Johnson Good question, Krista! I’m sure quite a few people have wondered about this. Generally speaking, dog and cat feces should not be used as a worm food source or in a compost heap. Both have the tendency to be difficult to work with…

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Selling Composting / Fishing Worms

“My biggest concern is selling worms. Do you offer assistance in this regard? I would not want to be reliant on local bait shops that have established themselves with other growers. They may be unwilling to change suppliers. Selling on the internet takes considerable time to get a website built and listed on the search…

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Rabbit Manure In Worm Composting

“How good is rabbit manure for worms? I would like to use rabbit manure and moss and newspaper and grow them in a bin. Will this work?” ~ Woody Miller “We have rabbits and an abundance of earthworms – I know these are harder to raise due to slow growth – but I would like…

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Insect Pests in your Worm Beds

One topic that comes up a lot, both on the forum and in the questions received, is worm bed ‘pests’. Of course this is totally understandable – we all want our worms to stay healthy and happy, and thus invaders of any kind can easily cause us alarm. That being said, in my experience the…

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“Worm Compost Tea” ~ General Discussion

While it’s long been known that compost can have a significant positive impact on plant growth when applied to soil, it’s only within the last 15 years or so that the use of “compost tea” has really started to gain momentum, thanks (at least in part) to the efforts of Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil…

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The Costs Associated With Worm Composting

“It appears that the cost of worm composting by the time you buy a composter for $99.00, worms for $32-$55, it soon becomes cheaper to buy compost from a local producer. That is quite unfortunate since most of us have ample vegetable refuse to make a lot of worm castings and less landfill waste. I…

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Separating Worms From Worm Castings

“Where to buy equipment for harvesting vermicompost” ~ Ismet Babaj & “How to separate the worms from finished castings?” ~ Elizabeth Harris I decided to combine a couple of similar questions for my second response this week since they are both very closely related, and deal with a really important issue we have not yet…

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