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Update on Neglected Bins

Category: Worm Bin Composting | Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:51 pm



I have been fairly regular in taking care of the worm bins since the beginning of September and I am really amazed at how well the worms have come back.

In September I literally could not see worms present other than a few skinny straglers. Now look!



This is what the population looks like now as I turn the bins.

The weather has been freezing and the bin these worms are in is the bin that has been without the any supplemental heat for two winters.

These worms are fat and happy and we are getting ready for winter. The temperature in the bins right now is about 40 degrees F

The weather last night was clear with a star filled sky. Today the sky has been blue with lots of sunshine. Yesterday the wind blew and I didn't want to get out and work the worms. But today was perfect.

I took the top material off and turned the one Bin (Bin #4). My neighbor collects his food waste for me and in a weeks time he has collected about 1/3 of a 5 gallon bucket. I put this waste down the middle of the bed and cover with the material I took off. Then I put a 5 gallon bucket of leaves down. These leaves are from a pile I have been collecting for a number of years. These leaves were from the top of the pile and are there from last year. Some of the leaves are dry and some of them are wet. I see an occational worm in the leaves.

I water the bin with a two gallon watering can. I put about one gallon of water on the bin.

I feed the other three bins worm chow and add about one gallon water to each bin.

I love my worms.


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Comments

 

Frank wrote on Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:50 am:


Amazing repopulation, they look very happy indeed. Thanks for the update and tips!




 

eileen wrote on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:31 am:


Amazing!!! I didn't expect the bins to repopulate quite so quickly for you.




 

Droopy wrote on Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:52 am:


Good job! They must like it with you.




dirt2diamonds wrote on Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:40 pm:


I am not of friend of worms. O.K. i'm terrified of worms, but I know how beneficial they are to the world at large. I have so many in my garden that I let my husband turn over the dirt before I plant to protect me from my irrational fear of being surprised by one of natures gold miners. Do you sell your worms or are they just for your garden? Glad that you are having success. And I must admit I am glad that there is someone out there that appreciates them. Continued success.





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