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Old 05-01-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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Composting - worms?

What kind of worms would you guys recommend for composting? We have a nice little bin going, but thought adding some worms might be cool to do.

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Old 05-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Re: Composting - worms?

The two types of earthworm best suited to worm composting are the redworms: Eisenia foetida (commonly known as red wiggler, brandling, or manure worm) and Lumbricus rubellus.

Here's a nice link:
http://www.cityfarmer.org/wormcomp61.html
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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OMG! DD had a presentation at school about composting and she was saying we needed red worms. I can't wait to show her this thread in the morning!! (I know it's a few days old but she will be sooo excited)
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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Re: Composting - worms?

I have a separate worm bin, it's slightly different than a regular compost bin, but it makes nice worm castings that are a great fertilizer! I have red wigglers, they were in my horse manure pile, so they were free.
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Me too. We compost yard waste in one area of the yard, but all our kitchen scraps go into our vermicomposting (worm compost) box and we have red wigglers. If you google something like "how to find worms in my garden" they will give you tips so you don't have to buy them. We bought them b/c we have a large vermicomposting box and 3000 worms. But I did see that a few sites showed tricks on finding them in your yard. WHen we garden and dig up worms, our kids transfer them to our compost pile and when we harvest the compost, we find the FATTEST worms I've ever seen in there.
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We are getting ready to set up our vermicomposter! There is a guy at my work that turned me on to it! So we will be using red wigglers!
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