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by Smallthings
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Wormery Photos / Videos
Topic: My trays!
Replies: 4
Views: 10450

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 ...
by Smallthings
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Rain escapees
Replies: 13
Views: 8897

Re: Rain escapees

Yes, always interesting to read about and compare experiences here, as well as a great source of advice! My wormery sounds quite different to yours Lilwriggler. Having recently harvested my first bottom tray, with two above it at the time, I now only have two trays. Bottom one just about ready to ha...
by Smallthings
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Rain escapees
Replies: 13
Views: 8897

Re: Rain escapees

Hi Lilwriggler, glad to hear your number of escapees has reduced - I think I started my wormery within a month or two of yours so have been interested in reading about your experiences. I feel I'm now getting into a groove, better at gauging how much food to add and when, etc. but it continues to be...
by Smallthings
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Rain escapees
Replies: 13
Views: 8897

Re: Rain escapees

Just to say I find it fascinating to observe and continually learn about our worms' behaviour. Mine gather in the lid too when we have heavy rainfall, even though they are inside a shed all year round, so not responding to actual rain getting in, only changes in pressure. But that seems to be the on...
by Smallthings
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Harvesting a tray
Replies: 12
Views: 7389

Re: Harvesting a tray

Thanks Willy, at the next opportunity I get I will give the harvesting another go, maybe use your bucket idea too, thank you.
by Smallthings
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Harvesting a tray
Replies: 12
Views: 7389

Re: Harvesting a tray

Thanks Smallthings, yes I guess it's inevitable some of the little ones and eggs will end up in the garden. I was thinking I might be able to harvest the tray in two halves, by shining a light on one side and covering up the other, to encourage all the worms over to the dark side (!), leaving the li...
by Smallthings
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Harvesting a tray
Replies: 12
Views: 7389

Re: Harvesting a tray

Hi - I set out today to harvest my very first tray. I have two upper trays still being worked through but the bottom one is looking good, nice black crumbly compost and no food, paper or coir remains. However once I started I found a good number of tiny baby worms in it and although I managed to sie...
by Smallthings
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Curry and spicy food
Replies: 8
Views: 4109

Re: Curry and spicy food

Hi Greyworm, I've only been worm-farming for just over a year now but have read from many different sources that spicy foods / onions/garlic etc. (also citrus) are best avoided as they can irritate the worms' sensitive skins (also salty, starchy and oily foods not good) so I'm thinking that you prob...
by Smallthings
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Dampness conditions for hot weather
Replies: 3
Views: 3056

Dampness conditions for hot weather

Hi, hope everyone's worms are doing ok in this hot weather! Would welcome any advice on getting the balance right re. dampness of bedding in these heatwave conditions. To keep my bin cool I've kept adding wet newspaper (also draped cold wet towels over lid). The air temp inside in the shed where the...
by Smallthings
Mon May 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Compostable bags
Replies: 4
Views: 2161

Re: Compostable bags

Hi, just to add to this - before I got the wormery I was composting only in a normal 'Dalek' style bin and using compostable bags to hold my waste in our little indoor caddy until ready to put out (the compostable bags were those small green bags specifically designed for this). It was only when I d...

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