Wow, it seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating the 600th blog post here at Red Worm Composting! In actuality, it was nearly two years ago! Time flies when you are playing with worms.
On this monumental occasion (who’da thunk we’d get this far?!), I thought it would be fun to look back and reflect on some of the more memorable blog posts. Unfortunately, the selection process was a wee bit biased (LOL)…but of course, I welcome any and all other memorable/favorite posts people want to mention in the comments section. I’m sure I’ve forgotten many more good ones than I can remember!
Yesterday I received an intriguing email from ‘Annette’. Her subject line
was “Seattle and the Mystery of the Red Composting Worm Disappearance” (as
you can see I’ve used an abridged version for the title of this post). Needless
to say, it sucked me right in! Here was her message:
I just called Seattle Tilth’s gardening hotline because I could not
figure out why on earth my red worms were gone. I’ve done this for
years and never had any issues. Conditions were not too wet or dry in
the wood worm bin. Apparently, most of Seattle is experiencing a red
Seattle Tilth has been selling compost worms for as long as I can remember and
they stopped because nobody – even other gardening stores – can figure
out what the hell is happening. (this happened before our recent cold
spell, I might add). Also, a friend of mine ordered online some worms
from a totally different source than where I got mine and his are gone
too. Any thoughts?
As you already know, this has me completely stumped! I decided to post it here on the blog for the sake of seeing if anyone else had heard anything about this.
If the worms were all (more…)
It’s been a little while since my last Worm Inn Mega update, so I figured I had better bring everyone up to speed on that front.
It seems all that chunky food waste (namely the pumpkin), without all that much absorbent bedding material ended up leading to a couple of different – slightly unpleasant – situations. For one thing the system started to smell – yes that’s right, even the almighty Worm Inn can indeed smell if you don’t honor the principles of effective vermicomposting! lol
It also started to leak out of the bottom. Again, absolutely NOT surprising – even with that nice absorbent false bottom I added when setting up – given how much water-rich food waste I added, and how little (relatively speaking) absorbent bedding I added.
Both “situations” were remedied very quickly and easily. (more…)