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Fungus Gnats in Worm Compost

Posted by admin on October 29, 2008

I haven’t experienced a problem with fungus gnats in my worm compost, before, or at least, if I did have them, I mistook them for fruit flies.  Anyway, I understand that fungus gnat infestation can be a fairly common problem around worm compost. 

I’ll be sure to watch more closely to see if they come around my place.  The last thing I need is to bring more pests into my garden through my Garden Composter.

This post in the Red Worm Composting blog gives some clever methods of ridding yourself of those pesky creatures.

Be sure to watch the videos in the post, too.

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My Worm Compost Bin Leaks!

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I have a suggestion for anyone who does their worm composting indoors and complains about the stink and the mess with their worm compost bin.

Do – Put it outdoors or in the garage.  That smelly liquid is “black gold” for your vegetable garden.  Put a container under it to catch all the smelly goodness.

Don’t – try to seal your worm compost bin to stop it from leaking.  It needs to drain.  If it gets too moist, the worms can’t survive.

Mix the liquid that you collect with water in a spray bottle and spray it around your garden.  Your plants will love you for it.

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Setting Up a Worm Composting Bin

Posted by admin on October 27, 2008

It isn’t necessary to have a large property or farm to have a garden composter.  You can compost materials from inside the home. 

This video presents some detailed instructions for setting up a ‘deluxe’ worm composting bin using nothing more than some inexpensive Rubbermaid bins.

Duration : 0:8:15

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How to make a Worm Tower

Posted by admin on October 25, 2008

In this short video, Leonnie Shanahan explains how to build your own Worm Tower and keep your garden fertilised with worm castings the natural way.  I found this to be a unique method of spreading worm compost throughout your garden, automatically.

Duration : 0:1:43

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How to Make a Worm Compost

Posted by admin on October 23, 2008

A kid did this video for his science project. He seems like such a fun and humorous young lad. :)

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a worm compost, after watching this, you’ll know. It’s a short little video, but quickly demonstrates the simple steps to set up a worm compost.

Duration : 0:4:1

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Compost How To

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I found this question on Yahoo answers and though that the replies contributed valuable insight.

Some people say you have to let the air get in and others say you have to close it up in order for the heat to build up which hastens decomposition. Who is right?

Also looking for ideas on *how to do a home made compost bin.

  • Steps in creating good compost.
  • how to attract worms
  • can I use chopped up twigs
  • should I mix soil in with the compost to hasten decomposition.

Here’s a site that provides some good comprehensive information on the topic…

Read through the comments on this post. The authors of the comments offer some great compost how to for the garden composter.

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Special Worms for Worm Compost?

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From all my research on worm compost, it seems that the Red Wigglers are the best worms for the job.  But, what about other types of worms?  Do you have to purchase Red Wigglers?  Can you simply use what you have in your soil, naturally?

I went to Yahoo Answers and found that I’m not the only one with these questions.

I want to set up a small worm compost to show the kids how it works and they want to have ‘pet worms’. Looking at a few various sites, they all say to use red wiggler worms. Will it work if we just use worms that the kids find in the garden? Do you really need a special type of worm?

I was a little surprised, yet quite pleased with some of the answers to those questions.  Read them in the comments to this blog post.

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