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 Post subject: Worm Composting
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:56 am 
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Greetings. I remember seeing instructions for setting up a worm bin on here somewhere recently, but can't find it. I just moved 2950 miles across country, am living in my house without furniture and am what you might call disorganized, not to mention a bit disoriented.

But -- I've already begun collecting kitchen scraps and have no place to put them. With snow outside, a little tough to start a compost pile. WORMS are the answer!

Can anybody help, with basics of bin, bedding, etc?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Worm Composting
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:49 am 
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There are various vermicomposting methods to choose from these days.
Some methods are indoors, however my method is outdoors.

On my 3 acre organic farm, since I do all no-till raised beds, using constant quanties of homemade rich horse manure, fish waste, sawdust compost, all year round, my whole garden is a gigantic worm bin!

Earthworms love rich compost, corn products, and leaf products. They need a balanced protein (nitrogen) and carbon materials diet.

If you feed your soil, the earthworms will come.

Happy Gardening!

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 Post subject: Re: Worm Composting
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:22 am 
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Hey, thanks for the info, Al. I hope to reach your status one of these days. At the moment, however, I have 1/4 acre of grass -- not another plant, other than weeds. And there is snow and rain and, and....I just moved in, waiting for my furniture to arrive, cleaning, etc. Whine. I plan to get a couple of raised beds built soon, but need to wait until the yard dries out a bit so a delivery truck can get in without turning everything into mud.

For now, I'm looking for a worm bin for my back porch, a place to put current kitchen wastes. It just goes against my grain to throw this valuable stuff in the garbage! I also need to find a source for worms nearby, but don't expect that'll be a huge problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Worm Composting
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:55 pm 
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My website has detailed instructions on how to set up a worm bin. I would be happy to answer any questions you have and can walk you through building and maintaining a successful vermicomposting bin. Then, you can use the VC to enrich your soil and draw the local earthworms to your new place!

Here is the page for the worm bin:
http://www.txwormranch.com/Worm_Support.html

email any questions and I will be happy to help!


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