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Seed Starting Challenge

This project compares how the quantity of vermicast can affect plants started from seed. I decided to give this a try with “Cherry Belle” radish seeds. I chose radish seeds as they tend to germinate quickly. The Challenge This focus of the challenge is to see how the same plant started from seed will doContinue reading “Seed Starting Challenge”

Flying pests

Early Spring means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the garden! However, this also means that many bugs start to awaken too. Sometimes these pests can even get inside the house! Worse yet, sometimes these annoying pests can make their way into worm bins. This post will explore the common flying pests and howContinue reading “Flying pests”

Thoughts on the Subpod

In 2019, a crowdfunding campaign helped introduce the Subpod into vermicomposting community. Although the concept of the Subpod isn’t new, it does provide a prefab system that is easy to set up and maintain. The main idea behind the Subpod is to create compost right where it is needed. It is an “in-ground” vermicomposting setContinue reading “Thoughts on the Subpod”

Diatomaceous Earth – what is it? and why use it?

This posts dives into the infamous material known as Diatomaceous Earth (DE). DE was found to have many uses from filtering water and beer to making a “safer” explosive (quotes are for sarcastic purposes). Besides DE’s history, the post will dive into DE’s use and purpose for vermicomposting. Background Diatomaceous Earth (DE for short) isContinue reading “Diatomaceous Earth – what is it? and why use it?”

Watermelon feeding 5-26-21

There are certain food scraps that worms go absolutely crazy for. Watermelon is a particular favorite scrap. With summer nearing, watermelons are becoming available in stores and my kids especially love them. I don’t normally freeze watermelon scraps as it takes up a bit too much room in my freezer. I typically just add theContinue reading “Watermelon feeding 5-26-21”

Urban Worm Bag v2.0

This is a review of the Urban Worm Bag v2.0 (UWB). I previously reviewed the no longer available Worm Inn and the UWB is the next generation continuous flow through bag system. Full disclosure, I currently offer this product for purchase. I’ll start right off the bat and state that the UWB is my preferredContinue reading “Urban Worm Bag v2.0”

Cleaning Up!

Unfortunately, I am not referring to winning the Powerball or Mega Millions. This is an important but a not well discussed topic in vermicomposting. This post on cleaning is geared for indoor vermicompost systems. Why should I clean my vermicompost area? I mean vermicomposting is all about collecting worm poop. Well poop collecting friends, it’sContinue reading “Cleaning Up!”

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