Beginning Composting forum: Vermicomposting

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Tina_A
Feb 22, 2010 6:42 PM CST
Name: Tina Allison
Caddo Mills, TX
I am starting a worm composter again. This is the 3rd time for me due to the 2 moves that I have made in the last year. When I got rid of the worms before I moved here the castings were wonderful looking and I wish that I could have kept them. I bought all of my supplies from the worm dude. He has worms, different composters, books and dvd's on the subject, plus he is willing to answer questions. This is a link to his 7 simple steps to worm composting.

http://thewormdude.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/7-simple-s...

Here is the link to his site.

http://www.thewormdude.com

Have fun
Tina
Composting and vermicomposting
ImageTedsFarms
Mar 4, 2010 6:08 PM CST
Name: Ted
Reno, NV
That is a lot of moves. Good luck this time around.
Tina_A
Mar 5, 2010 3:51 PM CST
Name: Tina Allison
Caddo Mills, TX
Hi Ted,
Yes and I still have at least one more to go. We are renting and hoping to buy within a year or so. Thanks Tina
Composting and vermicomposting
ImageTedsFarms
Mar 5, 2010 5:46 PM CST
Name: Ted
Reno, NV
Here is my setup Tina

http://cubits.org/salsagarden/thread/view/9753/
Tina_A
Mar 5, 2010 9:00 PM CST
Name: Tina Allison
Caddo Mills, TX
Ted,
Right now I only have 1 bin, but I do intend to get at least 1 of not 2 more soon. I want to have worms for my dh to go fishing with as well as the red wigglers that I have now. Where did you buy your bins from?
Composting and vermicomposting
ImageTedsFarms
Mar 6, 2010 9:31 AM CST
Name: Ted
Reno, NV
Got them off of ebay a few yrs ago. They are holding up well and still like to plug up the spout like all the others it seems that are out there.
ImageHylaBrook
May 23, 2010 4:26 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
NE Cedar Rapids
I keep getting fruit flies in my compost. What am I doing wrong?
Cheryl
Tina_A
May 23, 2010 8:45 AM CST
Name: Tina Allison
Caddo Mills, TX
Cheryl,
What kind of composting setup do you have? Tina
Composting and vermicomposting
ImageTedsFarms
May 23, 2010 10:25 PM CST
Name: Ted
Reno, NV
HylaBrook wrote:I keep getting fruit flies in my compost. What am I doing wrong?



I still get that issue as well, but if you cut up fruits or to be composted material small and place a thin layer of shredded paper on top, that seems to be of a good way for keeping the gnats down.
ImageHylaBrook
May 24, 2010 7:16 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
NE Cedar Rapids
I have the worms in a large plastic bin in which I drilled air holes. I keep a 2 to 3 " layer of damp shredded paper on top of the food scraps. I freeze and thaw all plant material before I add it.
Cheryl
Tina_A
May 25, 2010 8:02 AM CST
Name: Tina Allison
Caddo Mills, TX
Cheryl,
I agree with Ted. Make sure that all your food scraps are covered by the shredded paper and that should help out. Tina








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ImageTedsFarms
Mar 6, 2012 5:35 PM CST
Name: Ted
Reno, NV
any updates?
Tina_A
Mar 9, 2012 6:10 AM CST
Name: Tina Allison
Caddo Mills, TX
Ted,
We moved again. We bought a house this time so hopefully we will be here for quite awhile. I haven't set up my worms again yet, between the drought and the over 100 days of over 100 degrees. I'm going to try to get it going this year though.
Composting and vermicomposting
ImageTedsFarms
Mar 11, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Name: Ted
Reno, NV
right on, congrats on the new place.
ImageHylaBrook
Apr 26, 2012 8:08 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
NE Cedar Rapids
My plastic bins became brittle and one lost a chunk of it's bottom, so I decided to change things up.Those bins were quite large and deep. They became very heavy and seemed to have insufficient drainage, even though there were quite a few holes in the bottom, and liquid did collect in a third bin I used just for catching it. I went ahead and bought the 7 tray Worm Factory 360. I have had it for 2 months. To populate the first tray, I piled up the material in one of my old bins. I placed a layer of damp shredded paper on top of the material. I placed clean bedding in the new tray as directed with instructions ( part coir, part paper, all damp). The tray just fit in 2/3 of the top of the old bin and I was able to lay the lid on top of it too. About a week later, quite a few of the worms had migrated into the tray. I began feeding them only there.

So far they seem to like their new high rise condo.
Cheryl
ImageDayjillymo
Dec 5, 2012 1:12 PM CST
Name: Jill
NW Missouri
Hi all. I just stumbled upon your forum on vermicomposting. I'm wondering if any of you have updates on your systems. I'm looking at the Worm Factory 360 and hoping it works well. I'm new, but interested. Any advice?

Ears perked up!

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