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01 May 2013 ~ Comments Off

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WORM  BIN BUILDING.  START UP AND TROUBLE  SHOOTING. 1. You can buy a plastic box, use one you have at home, get one at a garage sale or second hand store. Try to get an old one, so you are recycling! You can build a wooden box, but I have found that they are heavy […]

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04 December 2011 ~ Comments Off

The Paper Questions Regarding the Worm Bin.

The Paper Questions Regarding the Worm Bin.

I receive many questions either via email or on the phone regarding this issue. Here are some of them. Questions  regarding the bedding for worms in their bins has been an ongoing and recurring theme.  Since the bedding is a vital component of the worm bin, this a good place to start. Q: Can I […]

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23 April 2010 ~ 6 Comments

About Food Waste to Worm population ratios and adding more Bedding.

The red wigglers I have here have over the years become accustomed to how much I fed them and how often.  I have found ways to be away on holiday for up to a month and still have the worms doing well when I have returned.  For all 90+ bins this is not always easy, […]

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15 April 2010 ~ Comments Off

Which type of Worms will work for my Bin? Which Bin Should I Use and How Much To Feed Them?

Which type of worms will work for my bin? That is a good question. There are many different types of worms on the market today for vermicomposting. Red worms, or red wigglers have always been the ones, I have used with great success over the years, as well as my clients. Now Alabama Jumpers are […]

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09 April 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Keeping Worms and Setting up Your Bin

The conditions that control worm populations are the same as those required for them to survive in a contained space: 1) ample, but not excessive food supply 2) sufficient surface area 3) population density 4) nutrition for reproduction 5) moisture 6) ambient ground and air temperature, 55- 85 degrees F ( 13-27 C) What type […]

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