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by Lilwriggler
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Wet and claggy
Replies: 35
Views: 9427

Re: Wet and claggy

Without wishing to cause bad luck, since i added the spent compost to my bottom trays and stored the wormeries in the garage, it seems to have solved the problem and my worms are much happier and rarely venture into the sump. One tray, of three, is now ready to harvest and i will add a new tray at t...
by Lilwriggler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Worms and compost in sump
Replies: 11
Views: 2539

Re: Worms and compost in sump

It may well be the seeds i used or the original, non peat material i grew the seeds in before potting on. To be fair whilst i mixed vermicompost In with the courgettes i didn’t with the cucumbers which are now in a growbag. I’m testing my 2 courgette plants to see if they are both bitter or just one...
by Lilwriggler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Worms and compost in sump
Replies: 11
Views: 2539

Re: Worms and compost in sump

That’s a very clever way of doing it and something i will do from now on. I have some so will add it too a couple of light On volume trays i already have. You’ve never had issues with veg grown in compost containing vermicompost being bitter have you? I have had a courgette and now cucumber which is...
by Lilwriggler
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Holiday preparation
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Holiday preparation

I am off for 3 weeks and am wondering how best to prep my 2 herds. I am think of moving them into the garage whilst i’m away as there temperature will be more regulated and the rain won’t get in, but i am wondering about how to feed them. Put a bit extra in 4 corners, or mix the feed by putting a co...
by Lilwriggler
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Worms and compost in sump
Replies: 11
Views: 2539

Re: Worms and compost in sump

I am understanding maybe how you get the bulk/turnover you do in your trays willy and how you essentially turn a tray per month. I have predominantly used cardboard and more lately shredded paper, but the addition of a handful of spent compost with each feed will bulk thinks up a bit quicker and giv...
by Lilwriggler
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Enclosing bin over night?
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Enclosing bin over night?

You should be fine, willy will advise. I left a very small gap when i first started and they were fountaining out of that still first night. By leaving the garage light on Overnight they stayed put and settled down Much quicker, within 2 nights
by Lilwriggler
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Wet and claggy
Replies: 35
Views: 9427

Re: Wet and claggy

Quick question on egg shells, should it be like a powder or just small bits, i.e. am i feeding my worms the equivalent of glass. Did i read before that a sharp sand is an alternative?
by Lilwriggler
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Aliens in my wormery
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: Aliens in my wormery

I hadn’t thought about slug eggs :( they will be getting removed from the wormery now..
by Lilwriggler
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Wet and claggy
Replies: 35
Views: 9427

Re: Wet and claggy

Just an update, looking good at the moment, still loosing the odd worm, but not seeing any bloated ones, today i didn’t See any Large worms in the sump which Is unusual.
by Lilwriggler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: No worms in my garden soil
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Re: No worms in my garden soil

They are composting worms, not earthworms, so i don’t think your plan would work i’m afraid. Creating good habitat, wood mulch borders, compost heap etc. And you will get plenty of bugs and insects in for the birds etc. I get a lot of birds in my garden and they are eating more insects than worms!

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