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80/20 Vermicomposting

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:03:20 +0000

In 1896, an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto published a paper demonstrating that about 80% of the land was owned by 20% of the population in Italy. This concept eventually evolved into what we now known as the “Pareto Principle” or the “80/20 Rule”. The basic idea is that 80% of the effects come from […]

The Insurance Bin

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 22:19:01 +0000

As much as I like to encourage people to try vermicomposting indoors, I do understand that some of us just aren’t in a position to go this route. Maybe there is a spouse or family member who is very opposed to the idea. Maybe we don’t want to risk ending up with bad smells, escaping […]

Walnut Shell Vermicomposting?

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:23:03 +0000

Another “zipper bag worm bin” experiment I’ve decided to try is a system using walnut shells as a primary bedding (and maybe even food eventually) material. I’ve been eating more nuts as part of an overall “improve my health” (which is just fine – thanks for asking – but there is always room for improvement) […]

Zipper Bag 4-Worm Reproduction Experiment

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:31:18 +0000

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my interest in testing out plastic zipper bags as “worm bins”. My first test system has been sitting on my seedling heating mat (sans worms) ever since. Not too surprisingly, the waste materials that were added initially have broken down quite a bit, moisture has spread throughout […]

Zipper Bag Worm Bin?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:53:14 +0000

Two of the key worm requirements I emphasize in my vermicomposting training are: 1) oxygen (aka “aeration”), and 2) darkness. So I’m sure for many of you, the idea of using a clear ziploc bag as a “worm bin” will seem questionable right off the bat. On that note, let me start with a warning […]

Grass Thatch Vermicomposting – Update

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:05:40 +0000

A couple of days ago I checked up on the bins I added my grass thatch + food waste mix to and was really impressed with how well everything was coming along. As I mention (and show) in the video, the worms have readily moved into the thatch-food zone (they actually did so almost immediately, […]

Grass Thatch as a Living Material

Fri, 15 May 2015 20:24:58 +0000

Last week while I was raking up some old raspberry canes I’d pruned from my patch, I noticed that a lot of thatch was getting raked up as well. It reminded me that I’ve often included thatch among the potential “living materials” you can add to a vermicomposting system as a way to optimize the […]

If You Are Super Serious About Cardboard Shredding…

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:15:42 +0000

…and you happen to be a pretty skilled DYIer… …this crazy DIY cardboard shredder might be for you! Just watch those fingers!!! Thanks to Mark for sharing this. On a related note – be sure to also check out this small hammer mill that Larry Hall shared on the Facebook group! Post by Larry Hall.

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies With Diatomaceous Earth

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:52:07 +0000

My friend John is a serious Worm Inn fan. Back in the fall, he upgraded from the standard model to the Worm Inn Mega. Bigger system, more worms, more processing power…but also more trouble if something “goes wrong”! In John’s case, this came in the form of a fruit fly invasion. Needless to say, he […]

Ria’s Mighty Mega Sale

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:12:56 +0000

Last night I was chatting – via the RWC Facebook Group – with Larry Shier and Ria Tjiong (who recently inspired me to start up an experimental bucket vermicomposting system). Long story short, Ria expressed her interest in the Worm Inn Mega, and suggested that I hold a “Boxing Day Sale” so she could buy […]