What did you feed your worms today?

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WillyWorm
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Re: What did you feed your worms today?

Post by WillyWorm » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:48 am

Re the wood shavings, you will find they are much slower to break down than your shredded paper and cardboard, so I would not overload you bin with them. Some people say worms are not keen on soft wood because of disinfectant eliment of pine, but like most things with worms try a little and see. Your worms will love the dropping and left over food from the cage.
Plastic getting into the bin is a pain, it will not do any damage but it looks so unsightly and there is no easy way to remove it. All you can do is pick out the pieces when you see them or ignor them.

Willy

Smallthings
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Re: What did you feed your worms today?

Post by Smallthings » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:20 am

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 corner this morning in spite of very cold temps last night, so seems my rather haphazard looking insulation is really helping (scrunched up paper around bin held loosely in place with a sort of cardboard shield, then all draped in bubble wrap and towels to form a kind of tent around it, with air gaps - all inside the shed) Have to say these little creatures bring me great joy! :)

WillyWorm
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Re: What did you feed your worms today?

Post by WillyWorm » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:03 pm

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 went to check them and it’s minus 1c at the moment (4pm).
I found a pile of apples (windfalls I think) in our local woods so my herd are feasting on them at the moment. You are so right it’s very important to vary your worms diet.

Have fun
Willy

Smallthings
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Re: What did you feed your worms today?

Post by Smallthings » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:41 am

WillyWorm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:03 pm
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 went to check them and it’s minus 1c at the moment (4pm).
I found a pile of apples (windfalls I think) in our local woods so my herd are feasting on them at the moment. You are so right it’s very important to vary your worms diet.

Have fun
Willy
Well it's just so hard to know what to get them. What do you buy the worm who has everything? I think socks are out of the question....
Thanks for all the support here, Willy! Lots of tips and advice to pick up on. I'll be looking out for windfall apples for my herd too.

WillyWorm
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Re: What did you feed your worms today?

Post by WillyWorm » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:21 pm

Socks are a great present for your worms, provided they are made of a natural fibre such as: wool, cotton or bamboo. Just cut the elastic part off and put the rest into your worm bin, the worms won’t mined even if there not washed 😊😊😊 waste not want not.

Willy

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