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by Smallthings
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: No worms in my garden soil
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

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: 2177

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: 9230

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: 6581

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: 1641

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: 1983

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: 7
Views: 4169

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: 3584

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...
by Smallthings
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: What did you feed your worms today?
Replies: 88
Views: 67432

Re: What did you feed your worms today?

Love the thought of swarming worms! :) Mine certainly like apples so hope yours was a hit too. I mash up leftover pieces of apple into a purée and mix with whatever else I'm giving them, it seems to help that break down quickly. A current favourite mash-up seems to be red cabbage (chopped up small) ...
by Smallthings
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Wormery Photos / Videos
Topic: My trays!
Replies: 4
Views: 9130

Re: My trays!

Interesting to see your trays, Lilwriggler, thanks. I may add some photos here too at some point. My top tray is filling up quickly, so may add a new one soon, and my bottom tray is ready to harvest but I think I'll leave it in place over winter so they have somewhere else to burrow down into if it ...

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