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by Smallthings
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: What did you feed your worms today?
Replies: 105
Views: 87268

Re: What did you feed your worms today?

So relieved to find my worms eagerly returning to the top tray for food again after the recent long spell of sub-zero temps! Once it had warmed up, they went mad for chopped red cabbage mixed with apple (it sort of becomes a pickle - must say, it smells delicious!). Definitely a favourite. Today's m...
by Smallthings
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: What did you feed your worms today?
Replies: 105
Views: 87268

Re: What did you feed your worms today?

I've discovered that both my husband and my worms love red cabbage!
by Smallthings
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: No worms in my garden soil
Replies: 7
Views: 4103

Re: No worms in my garden soil

Hi, just to clarify in case there was a misunderstanding about my suggestion, I personally wouldn't buy earthworms to feed birds, especially as many species don't eat them anyway, also agree about growing natural plants etc. Just noticed on perusing wildbird food seller websites that some do (or did...
by Smallthings
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: No worms in my garden soil
Replies: 7
Views: 4103

Re: No worms in my garden soil

Hi - don't know if this will help but I know that some wild bird/wildlife food suppliers have sold (alongside mealworms) small packs of live earthworms for feeding to our avian friends. You could perhaps try and source some this way and then re-home them in your garden soil? Good luck with it all an...
by Smallthings
Sat May 23, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Wet and claggy
Replies: 35
Views: 18852

Re: Wet and claggy

Just to add to this, I've only ever used shredded newspaper for bedding (with very occasional small handful of ageing leaves / some torn-up egg cartons just added in for variety!) I've had the wormery a year and a half and seem to have a happy, productive herd. (I don't shred it finely, just tear it...
by Smallthings
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Harvesting a tray
Replies: 12
Views: 9137

Re: Harvesting a tray

The radishes and shallots sound like a good idea Lilwriggler. I'm also hoping to harvest a tray in the next few weeks, the bottom one of three in place at the moment. But I checked it yesterday and it had just two pairs of large worms "using" it very happily by the look of it... seems they'd gone do...
by Smallthings
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Wormery lid.
Replies: 3
Views: 2807

Re: Wormery lid.

Hi Pete and welcome to the world of worms - just to say that the lid IS meant to let in air so it isn't flush. I thought it was meant to be a tight fit when I first got mine and couldn't figure out why the lid had those four little corner legs, but it's exactly so that it allows an air gap and doesn...
by Smallthings
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: 2020 year of the worm, perhaps
Replies: 3
Views: 2966

Re: 2020 year of the worm, perhaps

Happy New Year to you too! Good to know your herd are doing well on their healthy diet. All is fine with mine too - very mild temps here for time of year but still I'm surprised to find tiny babies exploring the lid on my daily inspections so they're continuing to breed/hatch too. I've three trays o...
by Smallthings
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Creatures of habit
Replies: 5
Views: 6380

Creatures of habit

Had my herd for over a year now and have always used the four corner technique for feeding, always in the same direction and at fairly regular intervals. I've just started noticing that when I'm about to put the next feed in to its designated corner, there seems to be a small gathering of worms alre...
by Smallthings
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Ambush
Replies: 2
Views: 4477

Re: Ambush

Ah, an opportunistic mouse! Must've been like gazing in at a banquet and not being able to get to any of it. Over the Summer I found evidence of a mouse in the shed where my wormery is kept too (a roll of corrugated card I'd left in there for the worms had been nibbled), but so far it seems they jus...

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