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Tomato seeds
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Checking bottom layers
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Mice and rats
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Worms not eating
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What did you feed your wo...
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Worm free compost
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Getting ready for winter
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Second tray
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New wormery ventilation
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  Tomato seeds
Posted by: elleyfant - 03-19-2017, 02:26 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - No Replies

I was a bit suspicious that the pepper seeds had germinated so quickly innthe vermicompost. I know it's good that that was crazy good. And the stems looked a but furry (suspiciously like tomatoes) and they weren't growing in the neat rows I'd planted in. Confirmed today as I was rereading George Pilkington's book. Pg 117. "Ask any vermicomposter about tomato seedlings!" Oops! I guess I'll be growing lots of tomato plants this year then!!!

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  Checking bottom layers
Posted by: elleyfant - 03-05-2017, 12:42 AM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (12)

I got my wormery May(ish) last year, and I harvested the bottom two layers today. I was so excited!!!

But.. the bottom two layers were probably a bit on the wet side, the layer above was really really wet, and the layer above that is where I'm currently putting in food (4 in total). That layer I've been managing the moisture with, and I kind of assumed all the lower levels would be ok. Bit of an oversight.. The sump had water in, but it's never got that high, certainly never had enough to get any coming out the tap when opened. Do you know why the water wouldn't drain to the sump?

I put the really wet layer back with some shredded paper and wood pellets (left over unused cat litter) to soak it up. I guess I should be periodically checking all the layers for moisture??. Any tips and similar experiences??  Undecided

This may be why my worms didn't seem too happy before maybe..

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  Mice and rats
Posted by: Heasman - 02-26-2017, 05:38 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (2)

I am really keen to buy a wormary. I gave up my compost been because it was attracting rats. Is it the same for wormaries?

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  Worm free compost
Posted by: Mick2me - 11-13-2016, 09:58 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (2)

I need the compost for inside plant pots and would prefer not to have worms inside.
Have now harvested 5 trays of Compost and started more trays with the worms.
I sorted most of the worms from the compost and transferred them, also as many 
cocoons as I could find.

I purchase a cheap second hand Chinese wormery, not a wormcity but adequate.
I put the compost in that and check it daily, as I find worms and young (or cocoons),
they are moved to the main wormery.

This raises a question, it is now November.
How long will it take for all worms to hatch?
And I assume it will take some time before newly hatched worms will lay new cocoons?
Therefore it should be possible to have clean compost.

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  Second tray
Posted by: pancake - 10-31-2016, 02:47 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (3)

I've started my second tray but it is just balancing on the top of the first one, on the FAQ it says to slide the second one in & not to balance on top but I don't understand this

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  New wormery ventilation
Posted by: Glynnc - 10-16-2016, 08:25 AM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (2)

Hello I have recently bought a 4draw tiger wormery and iam concerned about the lack of air holes in it has anybody else have one of these that can advise me please

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  Getting ready for winter
Posted by: elleyfant - 10-05-2016, 09:31 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (18)

I've been wondering for a while what I should do about over wintering the worms. At the moment, they'll be stopping outside. I've read bubble wrap and boiler insulation etc, but if I bubble wrap up the wormery, surely that will cut off the air supply? What does everyone else do?

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  Is shredded newspaper toxic?
Posted by: Rogerrocket - 09-09-2016, 09:31 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (10)

Should shredded newspaper be thoroughly soaked and washed several times to remove printers ink? Also when feeding worms should I mix the food with shredded paper or add it neat then add the shredded paper?
Can I used partially rotted down food making it more readily available for the worms or is it best to add only freshly chopped up food?

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  Logging on
Posted by: WillyWorm - 08-19-2016, 04:41 PM - Forum: Website Problems - Replies (3)

I'm struggling to log on to the forum on two of my devices and when I do log on posts don't always show up but appear on one out of the three grrrrr

Willy

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  Releasing a few worms?
Posted by: Alef - 08-17-2016, 06:06 PM - Forum: Worms & Wormeries - Replies (6)

My new wormery seems healthy and I'm feeling confident that the population will keep growing. I also have a compost heap in my garden so thought it'd be fun to just take a handful of the tiger worms and add them to the heap. Do you think they'll stay or just wander off? Also, is there any benefit to releasing a few worms into your garden?

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