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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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19 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

How to Help Your Worms Beat the Heat!

How to Help Your Worms Beat the Heat!

I am not sure about where you live, but the heat has been truly outside of my comfort zone.  If it is like that for me, how is it for my worms? Unless your bin has lots and I mean lots of soaked, damp, shredded and wrung out bedding paper, the worms will suffer.  What happens […]

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28 March 2012 ~ Comments Off

More Paper Issues in the Worm Bin and Some Answers…

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Q. Why is the paper bedding so important to the worm’s bin ? A.  For a variety of reasons: the bedding is a site to bury their food in.  A place for them to mate in, leave their cocoons to mature, a safe haven when it may be too hot or cold outside the bin […]

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01 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Fruit Flies, Your Worm Bin: Everything you want to know about the Fruit Fly!

The facts: Size: (3mm) Fruit flies are small about 1/8-inch in length including the wings. Fruit Fly Key Identification: A key identifying character is its bright red eyes. The Fruit fly is about one third the size of the filth or house fly. Color: Body color is usually a light yellow to tan color. Just […]

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15 June 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Water issues in the worm bin.

This topic is another from my second and still unpublished book.  If your life is half as busy as mine it is hard to find the time to do the research, sit down and type. Q: What should the correct amount of moisture be in the worm bin? A:  The bedding, which is the shredded […]

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07 June 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Leachate, Right or Wrong? You Decide!

OK, I know when to say I was wrong.  After visiting many sites and speaking to people that I know, who are aware about worm tea vs. leachate I have to say: I was wrong about using it.  That is not to let you think that I have not used it, without any ill effects […]

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