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by klompie
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Worm Liquid - Leachate
Replies: 3
Views: 3245

Re: Worm Liquid - Leachate

Bit of a late reply but thought I'd add my experience for what it's worth. I did a bit of experimenting last summer and fed a couple of plants on diluted leachate, one in ten as mentioned and slowly increased the amount till it was all leachate. I have seen no negative effects at all but the test pl...
by klompie
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: What did you feed your worms today?
Replies: 104
Views: 87104

Re: What did you feed your worms today?

I got one of those hand pull little food processors which has been such a bonus in feeding my lot. Just a few pulls of the cord and it shreds even the toughest melon peels easily. It's small, on the drainingboard and on the go constantly, just watch your fingers when rinsing the part with the terrib...
by klompie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Leachate friend or foe
Replies: 15
Views: 11491

Re: Leachate friend or foe

I've used it on my plants both indoors and in the garden but much more diluted and with very good results. But only use it when absolutely no smell and collected almost as soon as it's produced. I seem to have very small amounts of liquid but it totally depends on what I put in as wormfood. I have j...
by klompie
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Worms venturing up n down during the night
Replies: 2
Views: 3278

RE: Worms venturing up n down during the night

European nightcrawler, love that, pretty good description. 
If I'd ever have to separate the tigers from the other guests I'd best do it at night then
by klompie
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Leaving worms for 2 weeks in winter?
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

RE: Leaving worms for 2 weeks in winter?

Hi klompie. Food won't be a problem at this time of year. When your worms are in a cooler place they eat less. Feed the amount you would normally feed but if possible add shredded corrugated cardboard too fill the top tray. The cardboard will provide additional insulation and will also be used as f...
by klompie
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Leaving worms for 2 weeks in winter?
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Leaving worms for 2 weeks in winter?

Hi, I'm going away for a cple of weeks at the end of December. 
My worms are indoors at the moment but I intend to put them in the back porch which is enclosed but not heated. My question is how much and what kind of food to leave and do I stock them up with shredded paper as well?
Thanks.
by klompie
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Worms venturing up n down during the night
Replies: 2
Views: 3278

Worms venturing up n down during the night

I brought my wormery inside a month ago and as I'm a bit of an insomniac I occasionally peek in during the night to see what's happening in their world. I was really surprised to see masses of them up in the roof and equally as many in the sump. Didn't know quite what to make of this the first time ...
by klompie
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: What did you feed your worms today?
Replies: 104
Views: 87104

RE: What did you feed your worms today?

Today my worms got some banana peel and a bag of sweed which had come from the allottement a year or two ago and had been hiding in the bottom of the freezer ever since. Willy I fed them banana peel, mouldy bread, small amount of left over all veg stirfry, hope the soya sauce in there didn't do ter...
by klompie
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Wads of wet paper
Replies: 4
Views: 3627

RE: Wads of wet paper

Thanks Willy and Wiggle. I started my bin about 4 weeks ago, so it's good to know this is normal. No I haven't added water or wetted paper, just dry. I've been breaking up clumps as you adviced. And they're in an outhouse so no rain coming in. I'll just keep an eye on sogginess and stop worrying!
by klompie
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Wads of wet paper
Replies: 4
Views: 3627

Wads of wet paper

I keep finding the paper and cardboard I add when necessary, back in clumps of soggyness. How do I prevent that? I add the paper shredded small and sprinkle over or through. They also seem to take ages to disappear.  My bin seems about right, not too wet or too dry, worms plenty, shiny and growing.....

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