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by Smallthings
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Help! Too many pot worms?
Replies: 6
Views: 5234

Re: Help! Too many pot worms?

I've only had my wormery 7 months but it all seems to be going very well, and I've been adding a couple of small sprinkles of ground eggshells to every feed as a matter of course. I always chop up the food I give them so it mixes in nicely and I'd read up about the eggshell being good for their dige...
by Smallthings
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: About use of second tray
Replies: 6
Views: 3303

About use of second tray

Hi, may be a silly question but I'm wondering what's best to do having just added a second tray, also to check if I've done it right so far. First tray (now nearly 5 months in) was quite full, plenty of castings, so I've transferred some of those and quite a lot of the newspaper bedding from it into...
by Smallthings
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Bedding drying out
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

Re: Bedding drying out

Thanks Willy, yes, checked again this morning and they're okay, no dead or frozen worms. Used a hot water bottle between bin and bubble wrap yesterday/last night, and a slice of bread on top of their bedding as you suggested, I found a couple of worms under it already - will continue with these addi...
by Smallthings
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Bedding drying out
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

Re: Bedding drying out

Many thanks Willy. Those are great ideas, much appreciated. I'm going out there now, the temps have risen by a few degrees so I'll add some water. I've not seen many worms near the surface so am a bit worried but haven't found any dead worms either - I'll go and do a more thorough check now. Bread a...
by Smallthings
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Bedding drying out
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

Bedding drying out

Hi, in this extremely cold weather (-6 this morning) I'm clucking round my herd like a mother hen at the moment! They're in an unheated shed, wrapped in card, towels and bubble wrap, and dry scrunched up paper under the lid, so doing my best to keep them as warm as I can, as even the temp inside the...
by Smallthings
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Worm cocoons and feeding area
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Worm cocoons and feeding area

I use the four corner feeding method - have just spotted some new worm cocoons (exciting!) in the corner I'd normally put the next feed in. Is it okay to still put the food near them, or best avoided? Thanks (and happy new year!)
by Smallthings
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 2104

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and yours too.
Thanks for all the tips/info on here, all helping to keep my little herd happy :)
by Smallthings
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: What did you feed your worms today?
Replies: 89
Views: 74553

Re: What did you feed your worms today?

Are you buying your worms individual Christmas presents or getting them a group one??? It sounds very much like you are enjoying your herd. They won’t complain about the look of the insulation you are using. They will be very grateful in the temps at the moment. Mine are in the greenhouse I just we...
by Smallthings
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: What did you feed your worms today?
Replies: 89
Views: 74553

Re: What did you feed your worms today?

Raw cauliflower and courgette seem to be a hit with mine! Chopped up really finely so that it's very moist, almost liquidised but not quite. I get excited about varying their diet, though - they'll get some sprouts in next feed! Was pleased to find them all gathered merrily (?!) around the food corn...
by Smallthings
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Adding second tray in cold weather
Replies: 12
Views: 4982

Re: Adding second tray in cold weather

Many thanks Willy for the advice and reassurance - I'll do as you suggest and wrap the bin in a blanket if/when it gets very cold. Thanks to reading through this forum's posts I've been using the four corner feeding method too and it's been a great way to keep track of things. I may leave them in th...

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