Worm Composting at School

“I am a preschool teacher. My class is very interested in starting a worm farm.  We tried it in the past, but we didn’t have any guidelines and we didn’t have success. This time, we really want it to work.  Can you provide some basic information? Can we use a glass aquarium if we cover…

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Vermicomposting vs Composting

“What is vermicomposting? What are the process of vermicomposting? How it can be controlled? Any other type of vermicomposting? Any other option to vermicomposting?” ~ Indrajit Yewale Hi Indrajit, Let’s approach this by comparing  traditional “composting” with “vermicomposting”. “Composting” in general is a ‘catch-all’ term referring to the aerobic (with oxygen), biological decomposition of organic…

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Different Types Of Composting Worms

“I used to have a worm bed several years ago, but I have since forgotten a lot about it. My son and I went fishing today and several cups of worms were left behind by other people. I picked them up and brought them home. Noticing later that there were three different types of worms,…

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Formula for Preparing Worm Bedding

“Sir can you give me formula for preparing bedding. I have cow manure and wheat straw. In what % i shell mix to properly compost before use. Want to know c:N ratio in dry cow manure and wheat straw and what is mixing ratio in kg for one tone. Thankyou.” ~ Fajr Sadiq Hi Fajr,…

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Controlling Acidity in a Wormery

“I am having trouble controlling the acidity of my wormery. It has little white worms in it. I cannot find a source of calcified seaweed where I live in Argyll. Would a little sterilized bone meal help? Any other suggestions?” ~ Joyce Oxborrow Hello Joyce, Great question. Acidic conditions in a worm bed/bin can occur…

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Using Old Freezers as Worm Beds

“Hi, I’m just starting to try worm farming. I would like to read some opinions on the best types of beds. My son thinks that burying old freezers in the ground would be good. What does everyone think of that idea? What is the best bedding? Like I said I’m just starting and all the…

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Indoor Worm Composting Advice

“Hi, I just started an indoor worm composting bin. At first, I was adding every little scrap of fruit or vegetable peelings that I had left over, but it started to grow mold and attract flies, so I stopped adding more scraps last week, afraid I was overfeeding them. Now a whole bunch of them…

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