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WORMS ANYONE?:-~)

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by anjaneep, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. anjaneep

    anjaneep Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys dose any one like worms or like to make little worm houses if you have any activitys comment or post what yu think about them.
     
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    The extent of my worm project is a plastic tidy cat litter pail full of red wigglers and my veggie scraps. I do love my worms though!

    The kids have done a light/dark sceince project with them,and also listening to them go across various surfaces like paper,foil,and plastic.They are interesting creatures for sure. I love getting their poo for my plants.
     
  3. anjaneep

    anjaneep Out Of The Brooder

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    ah yes the classic science project i am also doing a project on worms to see how many make one plant grow faster
    and remember we can like what ever we want i love worms and all bugs
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  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I loved raising mealworms too.The cycles were neat to see-worm,grub,beatle. Sadly the poo dust I could not keep down,and it irritated my lungs something terrible.

    Temps and worm activity is also interesting.
     
  5. anjaneep

    anjaneep Out Of The Brooder

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    ya i also like meal worms merry christmas
     
  6. mtbeak

    mtbeak Out Of The Brooder

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    I just ordered a worm tower for red worm wiggles...castings actually! Should be up and running within the next week, and starting with 1000 wigglers. Since I will have occupants for the coop by March, I figured if the worm population increases in size as my research says it it will (double every 30 days) the excess will make awesome treats for the hens.
     
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  7. cmcanallen

    cmcanallen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this might sound like a silly question but what is a worm tower?

    I want to get a couple worm composters but don't know where to start.
     
  8. I'd like to start a mealworms farm!
     
  9. I'd like to start a mealworms farm!
     
  10. mtbeak

    mtbeak Out Of The Brooder

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    A worm tower seems to be the easiest way to vermicompost, I watched quite a few you tube videos and had to agree it seemed the most efficient way to get worm castings. I ordered my tower thru Gardens Alive, but there are many options. It is set up and I actually should have my red wiggles (the best because they will eat their weight, and instinctually wiggle upwards and not down....) by tomorrow. It should take a month to get fully established but it will be perfect timing for having enough castings for the spring. While researching the red wiggles and being on this forum, much to my husband's dismay...I went ahead and ordered 500 mealworms from Uncle Jim's worm farm, to start raising for my hens...it looks easy enough, but oh boy! I may have gone a bit overboard on the whole worm raising! I would love to have some company in this forum to be able to compare experiences with (hint hint!) so do some research and post!
     
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