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#1 growurown

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:40 PM

Im planning on starting a worm bed. wondering who you guys use.

any tips on constructing the bin.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:16 AM

go to a park after they water it and use worm prods, bring a 5gal bucket, and take em home to a cedar bin :)

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:43 PM

go to a park after they water it and use worm prods, bring a 5gal bucket, and take em home to a cedar bin :)


Red wigglers aren't normally found in soil, so this wouldn't be of much use. The advice above would net you a ton of earthworms, which are of little benefit for composting.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:35 PM

depends on where you live. i used to sell my worms and castings that i collected from a local park for about 2 years. my uncles been doing it for over 30 years.

http://www.redwormcomposting.com/ is a reliable source for ordering however just from googling it there are cheaper suppliers available but i dont know anything about their reliability...

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:14 PM

don’t bother going after night crawlers i tried those buggers can really move. i got mine from ebay. best price on the net as far as i could find.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:41 PM

I've purchased red worms from a local garden store in the past. They are always from www.tiptopbio.com, which sells them for basically the same price, but they'll be 'fresher' since they haven't sat in a garden store's fridge for a week prior, lol.

As for construction of the worm bin, the bin-in-bin design works best, imho, as you train the worms to go upwards by stacking layers of compost and then another bin, so that separating the worms from the compost becomes a cinch, the bottom bin ends up being solid castings with very few worms in it.

Here's the thread I made some time ago, still have the same bin!
http://mycotopia.net...cheap-easy.html


This is the vault section on composting:
http://mycotopia.net...-worm-castings/

#7 growurown

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:02 AM

:rasta:thanks man.




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