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cab



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 9:35 am    Post subject: Wormery! Wormery! Reply with quote
    

Just ordered one yesterday, so worms and boxes and stuff should come Monday ish.

The one thing I'm unsure on is bedding; shredded newspaper okay as worm bedding?

lettucewoman



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

don't they live in the soil in the boxes?

JB



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I was looking at getting one of these as a way to compost a lot of my kitchen waste rather than add it to the main compst heap. Anyone know if this is a particularly good (and rodent proof) way to handle kitchen scraps?

cab



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

lettucewoman wrote:
don't they live in the soil in the boxes?


Dunno. Read in various places about coir as a bedding, in others about shredded paper.

marigold



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It'll probably come with a "how to keep your worms alive" leaflet...

A friend found out the hard way that you shouldn't put citrus skins in a wormery .

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Sorry, just read the title again. Were you waiting for someone to add "They've all got it wormery!"?

hamster



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Northern_Lad wrote:
Sorry, just read the title again. Were you waiting for someone to add "They've all got it wormery!"?


I was tempted...

bagpuss



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

cab wrote:
lettucewoman wrote:
don't they live in the soil in the boxes?


Dunno. Read in various places about coir as a bedding, in others about shredded paper.


Shredded paper (preferably previously used as animal bedding) works quite well I think (if I remember correctly from all those years ago)

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I started mine on coir, which it came with. If you want a brick (of coir!) I've got a couple kicking around doing nothing.

treaclepuss



Joined: 30 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I seem to remember that a friend who had one used to put in an old jumper for the worms!

sean
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Do they feel the cold badly then?

treaclepuss



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think it's to keep the worms nearer to the top where there's more food to work on. The original kit had a kind of duvet supplied but I suspect it became passé

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 07 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It's to keep the moisture in and keep it nice and dark at the top to get them up into the fresh waste. Mine ate theirs, and now have an old leather skirt instead.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 07 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

How are the worms doing Cab?

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 07 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
How are the worms doing Cab?


Haven't arrived yet

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