Worm Farm

LetsGetCritical

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A lady I do gardening for gave me a little two tier worm farm like the one pictured and I acquired 500 or so wriggler and tiger worms from someone advertising online. My worms seem happy and are multiplying but I think I need some assistance as I progress. I will add pictures soon. Anyone with their own worm farm please feel free to share pics and tips here :) thanks
 

LetsGetCritical

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don't have the container in direct sunlight. what are your plans on feeding them?
the container is in the shade but I read somewhere to keep it in sunlight during winter (its winter here) to keep them warm and productive. They get food scraps mainly vegies ,bread, some fruit peel, egg shells, shredded paper, ect
 

BarnBuster

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the container is in the shade but I read somewhere to keep it in sunlight during winter (its winter here) to keep them warm and productive. They get food scraps mainly vegies ,bread, some fruit peel, egg shells, shredded paper, ect
Wasn't thinking. Yes, warm but not broiling. Remember that some of the food scrap types you add can generate heat on their own. They are really pretty easy to manage. I grew worms for fishing, almost felt I was cheating when you tossed those big fat ones out in the pond!!
 

LetsGetCritical

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Wasn't thinking. Yes, warm but not broiling. Remember that some of the food scrap types you add can generate heat on their own. They are really pretty easy to manage. I grew worms for fishing, almost felt I was cheating when you tossed those big fat ones out in the pond!!
nah bro I know you can cook them if not careful I will be selective when putting it in the sun and I heard of the composting process generating heat. I also do some fishing and I think I will use some for bait in the future. I'm just curious as to how to separate the worms from the castings and the purposes for each tray, currently I have some potting mix and shredded paper in the bottom tray as a sort of bedroom and same plus the feeding from the top. The worms can enter and exit the levels at will.
 

Rentaldog

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I just started a small worm farm, my first little experiment to see how things go. Im keeping them in a small 1 or 2 gallon container and they are doing great!

Ill be upgrading to 5 gallon buckets, and im going to experiment with feeding them cow droppings along with the scraps. I saw one "farmer" that feeds only cow patties and his worms were doing *great*, so im hoping for good results!
 

kor420

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I have no pictures, but i don't use one one those worm farms. I see people make and buy all kinds of contraptions because in reality they are not going anywhere as long as you keep the fed. I threm mine on the ground and kept feeding them. I cover them with a piece of old carpet and the are happy. You couldn't do this if you wanted to collect the worm juice.... lol

My worms loves tea bags and coffee grounds and other table scraps.
 

greasemonkeymann

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I just started a small worm farm, my first little experiment to see how things go. Im keeping them in a small 1 or 2 gallon container and they are doing great!

Ill be upgrading to 5 gallon buckets, and im going to experiment with feeding them cow droppings along with the scraps. I saw one "farmer" that feeds only cow patties and his worms were doing *great*, so im hoping for good results!
I have no pictures, but i don't use one one those worm farms. I see people make and buy all kinds of contraptions because in reality they are not going anywhere as long as you keep the fed. I threm mine on the ground and kept feeding them. I cover them with a piece of old carpet and the are happy. You couldn't do this if you wanted to collect the worm juice.... lol

My worms loves tea bags and coffee grounds and other table scraps.
wanna see them go nuts?
try giving them either frowzen/rethawed and then mashed apples, pears or grapes.
You'll see a writhing ball of worms it's like crack for them.
also avocados (not the skins), and any melons.
Favorites are the thawed pears though.
freezing and rethawing GREATLY accelerates the casting production.
It'll disappear within 48 hrs.
If you put them in ther without freezing it take ten days for them to break it down, gotta remember they don'thave teeth...
 
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