Vermicomposting

Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:35 pm

I have been thinking about doing this for years and have finally started taking steps to do this.
Are any of you doing this and if you are do you have any advice on this venture.
Thanks Bill

Re: Vermicomposting

Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:15 pm

Bill,

I've never done it so can't help with experience, however, the folks at UF in Gainesville have prepared this information that may be helpful. http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/lawn_and_garden/vermicomposting.html

There is a boatload of information at http://www.searchedu.com type vermicompost in the search bar and you will get lots of helpful unbiased research information for many universities.

Hope this helps.

Re: Vermicomposting

Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:06 pm

Thanks for those links Bill, I have been doing alot of research on various sites but did not even occur to me to look at the UF site.
I already got a hold of some 12"pvc pipe for the bins,wanted 24" but could not put my hands on any. I will probally put up the bin construction on the projects forum.
Bill

Re: Vermicomposting

Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:43 pm

Search for worm castings. There is a farm in the neighborhood that has a business selling worm castings as fertilizer.

Re: Vermicomposting

Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:29 pm

Eugene ,The castings are definitley a great by product, picked up some last year cheap from a local man raising worms in his garage.
Made some worm cast tea and sprayed it on the garden and my mothers rose bushes, the roses had more blossoms than we ever had in the past. The tea is a great fertilizer and it also will deter some insect problems when applied often.
Bill

Re: Vermicomposting

Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:40 pm

We have a worm compost bin in the mudroom. They eat all the vegetable scraps and paper out of the shredder. Make a lot of tea and worm castings. They are great fertilizer and the worms multiply like rabbits