The other day I was doing a rough count of my worms that looked a "bit crowded". I had to go to Home Depot for some other stuff so I also looked at tubs for sale so I could expand "if" I decided to. Well as luck would have it the tubs are still more than I want to pay. Soooo, I just put it on the back burner BUT I still realized that "something" had to be done. The easiest thing would be to give some worms away. I couldn't make up my mind. Then along came Craigslist. (Kinda like an online Dollar Saver). There was an ad for 3-35 gallon tubs, 27-18 gallon tubs, one 14 gallon tub and ALL came with lids. To add to the deal were 8 big strong milk crates. The elongated type. The total price was only $70. I called and they were still available so I spoke for all of them. I went over and picked them up. I am preparing two of the 35 gallon tubs to become bins to add to my other big tub and retire my two 10 gallon tubs until I need them. The third 35 gallon tub will be vermicompost storage. I guess "someone" spoke to me and told me to "go big". The food is virtually free except for the diet cola at 78 cents for 2 liters. The manure and coffee grounds along with egg shells are free. I just might see myself doing a bit of business one day. Until then it's my garden and helping my fellow Vets and my Brother Masons with their growing endeavors. Things are looking up.
Tom in Kingman AZ
good morning Tom looks like a great deal to me. I have never gotten into raising worms in containers. but I do lots of them in my compost piles and I went to the dump the other day to get a load of black dirt and I just piled it up until I was ready to use it. yesterday I took a wheelbarrow load out of the pile the worms had already taken it over. have a great day. David
I would love to have worms in a compost pile BUT with an average humidity of 20% it would have to be in a half filled swimming pool. One of the big things most people that raise worms preach is to NOT keep them in a plastic bin if possible since it holds moisture. Well ... duh, without that I would be spraying water every hour around the clock. It's a trial and tribulation to raise worms here in AZ. The good thing about here is that horse manure is free and plentiful. BTW, we DON'T have any decent dirt around here, that's why I need so much vermicompost so I can add it to marginal soil. Guess I shoulda stayed in Iowa when I was a truck driver. 25% of all the Grade "A" land on the planet is in Iowa. Good soil, good people.
Tom in Kingman AZ
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