Worm farm

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by hommie, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. hommie

    hommie Just Hatched

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    Hi! Does anybody have a worm farm? I started one about 3 weeks ago. It's awesome! A friend gave me some worm tea this past spring, my tomatoes were about 6 ft tall and you wouldn't believe the amount I got[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice! I just started a compost pile this year and am looking into vermicomposting. Do you do it inside or outdoors? Do you use red wigglers?
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I call my worms "my silent pets". Have been keeping them off and on for about 15 years. Have killed off 1 or 2 colonies due to neglect or freezing. This most recent batch were "wild caught" from my garden where I had stacked some cardboard. They don't always transplant well. One colony I started decided they didn't like living in captivity. The entire mass of them migrated out of their bucket in a single night. Thankfully, they were in the garage! I've heard it stated (I believe that Dan posted an article) that worms that are hatched in a particular type of bedding are more apt to stay in it instead of migrating off. I don't remember if I placed the worm laden cardboard in my bin with the successful harvest, but may have.
     
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  4. hommie

    hommie Just Hatched

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    I'm in Indiana so I keep them inside, with winter coming. And they are reds.
     
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    My worms live in my basement. Occasionally move out to the garage for the summer.
     
  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have been vermi-composting for a good 7 years now. No matter what I do, they always end up with fruit flies. So I keep them on my patio. I do enjoy letting the wormies crawl through my fingers. [​IMG]

    My previous flock (the whole reason I started) enjoyed eating the worms. But this flock seems uninterested. [​IMG] With my flock consuming most of my scraps, I was thinking about skipping the red wigglers. But I can't even find anyone to give them to. [​IMG]

    I also raise mealworms! The chickens LOVE those. They are easy as well if you have the time. [​IMG] Also so cool.

    Do your chickens eat your reed wigglers?
     
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  7. hommie

    hommie Just Hatched

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    They love the worms, but love mealworms better[​IMG]. I used the mealworms to train them to go to the coop in the evening. They sure no when it's time to go in at night
     
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Oh ya, I can see the chicken madness now, come bed time! [​IMG]
     

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