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Worms Active Even At 40 Degrees
Another day of rain. Mild temperatures are still at 45 degrees at 11:00 p.m.
Fall is my favorite time of year. To step outside of the heated house into the freshness of the cool fall air. Especially when it has been raining. The air smells all earthy and you can see your breath. And the renewed leaf pile is always a welcome site.
The worms have liked it to. I had to work today so wasn't able to get out there until tonight. All of the worm chow was eaten. Even the bin I had turned two days ago has worms up in it.
The corners and sides that are not exposed to the light, (I keep a light on the bins at all times)are covered in worms. I have a migration theory. The worms like to crawl when the weather is favorable and especially if there if no ready food.
Now I did say that they have food waste and bedding, but those are not as readily available as the chow.
Anyway, I fed all the bins and put down 1 gallon of water on each.
I have an order of worms going out, so Friday or Saturday I will gather and weigh the worms and set them up for fattening for a few days. I have a fattening recipe for the worms I will share with you another time soon.
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Looking forward to the 'worm fattening' recipes WW!!
Down here in the tropics, I create my own soil with coffee grounds, onion skins and egg shells,the combination seems to be palatable to earth worms.Is always nice to watch them at work in their final home in my fiberglass, plastic, clay pots.
Yes, it always gives me a rush to turn some soil and see a mass of worms. I know it means my soil is rich with life and more so once the worms have done their thing.
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