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Brenda
SW Indiana zone 6a
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July 8, 2011 - 3:51 pm

gonna go check it outLaugh

"Gardening is a way to show that you believe in tomorrow"

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Brenda
SW Indiana zone 6a
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July 11, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Lark, question about where to keep your worm farm container..here in SW Indiana it get's very hot in the summer (90's and humid/70's at night). I was going to start my container this weekend and keep it under my big oak tree where it will be always shaded. Do you think this will be too hot for them?

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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July 12, 2011 - 6:42 am

It sounds like that would be the coolest spot for your worm farm. If you have a basement that would be better.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Brenda
SW Indiana zone 6a
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July 21, 2011 - 9:27 am

I just checked on my worm bin..picked the hottest worst time to start it I think. I have been placing a frozen water bottle on the top of the top cardboard and it's doing a great job at keeping it cooled down in the shade. Today I started looking for worms and paniced a bit when I didn't immediatly find any. I finally found 1/2 of them on the very bottom of the plastic tote (I forgot to place the piece of cardboard on the very bottom this time). They were all alive and a little aggitated when I stirred them up. Found the other 1/2 in the kitchen scrap layar.

I do have ants thoughFrown. We are having a hard time with ants in our house and on my hummingbird feeder so it doesn't quite suprise me...guess I'm doing everything right so far. Think by this weekend I will be able to move everything to one side and start a new side of scraps. I think I will feel more confident a couple months into this, right now I'm constiantly checking to make sure I don't kill them or they run awayConfused

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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July 21, 2011 - 2:27 pm

I am sooooooooooo proud of you. It sounds like your worms are happy. It took me 3 years to get it right. Laugh I think you are doing everything you can to keep it cool in this HOT HOT HOT weather.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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September 27, 2011 - 5:00 am

Are any of you doing worm farming this Winter in the house?  I have a basement, that is where they will live during our COLD Wisconsin weather.  During the HOT Summer I brought my worm farm into my laundry room so it could be in the air conditioning. There was no smell or bugs. So if you don't have a basement and you do have a place where your visitors don't see...try the worm farm inside the house.Cool I will be harvesting my present worm farm castings soon and then start a new worm farm.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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November 27, 2011 - 1:30 pm

I would like to motivate more people to do WORM FARMING, easy & cheap. I just watched on my computer episode 218 on http://www.growingagreenerworld.com where they discuss worm farming and the benefits. Take a peekCool. They want you to buy a kit, but my video showing you how to make a WORM FARM is cheaper and just as effective. Let me know what you think.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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March 1, 2012 - 6:00 am

When filling my scrap bucket with veggie sraps, which is under my kitchen sink, I try and remember NOT to put in any TOMATO, PEPPER or MELON seeds in the bucket.  By doing this, I haven't had a problem with UNWANTED seedlings coming up in my finished worm poop or any where I use worm poop.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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January 27, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Please check out my newest video on starting a new WORM FARM using 2 totes so the worms can migrate up to their new home.  Hope you enjoy and maybe motivate you to start a worm farm.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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sharon
Albemarle NC zone 7-8
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February 6, 2013 - 2:51 pm

I have my bins in my laundry room built on the back of carport. I have heavy duty shelving that I can put 3 bins across on each shelf. With 6 bins there is always something to do. Now I don't put the lids on and they don't try to get out. I put lots of cardboard on top then a damp piece of burlap. I alternate feeding food scraps and worm chow. when I want to remove some worms to start another bin or to harvest I put cooked corn cobs broke in half with corn still on that have been sitting outside in a zip lock bag for 2-3 weeks.  I score down the middle of each row all the way around when I put 2-3 (uneaten)  cobs in each bin and cover well. Within 2 days the cob is loaded with worms on the bottom. I put them in a freshly started bin.You will be amazed how many worms will be on the cob. This time of year I buy cheap frozen corn cobs, you don't have to cook them, just let them sit outside without opening the bag. The cobs soften as they sit. I run veggies through the blender, put them in zip locks then put in the freezer. I don't get enough scraps so I buy sweet potatoes and run them through food processor then put in the freezer. I have melon rinds in the freezer now, when ready to put in bins I take the bags out and let them set a couple days.

I use white duck tape to number the bins and make notes on what I did to that bin.They really like rabbit manure when I can get it.

Yes.... I love my worms!!!

Sharon

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