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 Post subject: Re: Compost Worms
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:37 am 
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brilliant thread :-) I lost my worms about 2 years ago on a 40*+ day and just haven't had the heart to try again until I was pretty sure I could avoid more worm carnage.

I've got one of those old Worm Cafe ones, the boxy version, and it just sits near the back door minding my seed trays. After seeing that bathtub model however, I'm considering scaling up!

There is a compost worm supplier not far from here, and the local council runs very popular free composting workshops every month where attendees get either a free worm farm or a free compost bin, so I could double my wormpower right there :-) I'm hoping to have it up and running soon, but I'm also wondering if I should hold off until after the heat of summer.

Do worms work well in wicking beds or standard dirt beds? I have one at the moment that has a base of rotted wood and is placed over weed matting. Would they just slip out the bottom and choof off? I'd kind of like to spread them around a bit so if I lose the farm it isn't a total worm-free yard.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:06 am 
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Wow I wish our council was dishing out free worm farms! Mine cost me like $60 or something...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:46 am 
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Composting worms will work in a garden bed providing you give them plenty of stuff to eat.

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 Post subject: Re: Compost Worms
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:30 pm 
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My worm farm has heaps of ants in it.... does anyone know if that is a problem or not?

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Not sure....ours has heaps of slaters, but they don't seem to be a problem to the worms.

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 Post subject: Re: Compost Worms
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:08 am 
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gazza wrote:
My worm farm has heaps of ants in it.... does anyone know if that is a problem or not?

add more water to the farm
and put the legs of the farm in containers of water


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 Post subject: Re: Compost Worms
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:30 am 
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ahhh now that's thinkin' snags!

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 Post subject: Re: Compost Worms
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just check for mozzie wrigglers every week or so.
or a drop of kero in each tub.


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 Post subject: Re: Compost Worms
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Hi,

I'm still new to worm farming, and I'm seeing small worms a lot and not much of the bigger worms after 2 months since I placed the worms on my compost bins. Is this normal? should I wait a little longer for the worms to grow bigger before I harvest them?

I'm using goat manure and the leftovers from the grass they ate to feed the worms.


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