In the comments section of my last Worm Inn Mega update, someone asked about the difference between a Mega and a VermBin. I thought it would make for a fun blog post, so here I am!
It’s no secret that I love both of these types of bins. And…yes, of course I am super-biased (lol). After all, I do sell both of them (well, the plans in the case of the VermBins) – but it’s very important for everyone to realize that (more…)
As promised, here is the second installment in my “Tiny Worm Business With BIG Potential” series. I highly recommend you listen to the first installment (and/or read the companion report) if you have not already done so, since these will help to lay the groundwork for the content covered in this podcast (there is no written version for this one – but I will likely add more info to the other report over time).
The Worm Profits course has now launched – and as I type this you can still take advantage of some steep launch price discounts. I am rolling out all the various components of the course over the next couple of weeks, but there is already a considerable amount available inside the member’s area.
In this podcast I review some of the key concepts presented in in the first program (covering some areas not previously discussed). I also answer some great questions that came in – and then wrap things up with a bit more information about the Worm Profits course itself.
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Yesterday I recorded a video “tour” of my Worm Inn Mega system. It might provide everyone with a better perspective re: the size, since you can see various other objects (surprisingly enough, including a toilet! lol). Apart from talking about the specs of the Mega, I provide some commentary on feeding and “critters” (namely springtails).
As you will see, the worm population really seems to have exploded – and the performance of the system has improved accordingly! I am now adding all of our compostable kitchen scraps, and loads of bedding materials, yet still can’t seem to get up past the halfway mark of system volume! lol
UPDATE: I forgot to discuss (more…)
Question from John:
I live in Mesa Arizona and I’m not looking forward to the Arizona heat
which will reach 115 degrees. Last year I lost all my worms when a
worm dealer said just keep them in the shade. Do you have any good
ideas to keep them alive.
Vermicomposting in extremely hot/dry locations can definitely be a challenge, to say the least. Any supplier telling you simply to “put them in the shade” strikes me as someone more interested in selling worms than seeing their customers succeed! Yikes!
Shade is obviously a vitally important first step – but (more…)
Vermicomposting can be an incredibly rewarding experience, there’s no doubt about it. I am always excited to see the transformation some people go through, from “newbie” to full-blown “worm-heads” – especially in cases where I have helped the process along (I’m a “proud papa”, what can I say? lol).
Unfortunately, the path from novice worm composter to “worm-head” is not always “easy” (to say the least), and it’s not uncommon to end up discouraged – perhaps even wondering why on earth you bothered!
In light of this, I decided to put together a podcast/report addressing some of the most common challenges/frustrations encountered – the things that many have considered “deal breakers” – offering my thoughts on how best to deal with them (or prevent them from happening in the first place).
As was the case with The Tiny Worm Business With BIG Potential, this podcast is definitely longer than my usual “Q&A” sessions – but I have once again created a written version (can be downloaded below).
I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to add your comments down below!
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*** You can access/download the written version (not exact transcripts, but covers same material) >>HERE<< ***
As touched on in my recent “RWC News” post, things have continued on fairly slowly with my Worm Inn Mega system.
The total amount of food waste added since Dec 4th (last update) – including the amount added that day – is only 13.82 kg (30.47 lb). As you might guess this is definitely less than a system like this is capable of processing. It is also NOT all the compostable wastes we’re producing (the amount I had planned to add).
I’m ok with this, though. Since we started with a pretty small worm population (relatively speaking), it probably wasn’t a bad idea to ramp things up fairly slowly. I’m happy to report that the worm population seems to be doing very well these days! Everywhere I dig I find loads and loads of Red Worms (am assuming all the Euros are down closer to the bottom).
The overall level of material in the system has (more…)