August 2019

Walking Windrow Pumpkin Patch?

It’s been nearly 4 months since my last walking windrow update – which is NO indication of how important this system has been for me in 2019.

It has completely exceeded my expectations. The windrow has provided a steady supply of Red Worms for my business this season, and there is now a LOT of rich vermicompost at the starting end that is ready for harvesting/screening.

I wasn’t able to get out to the project site much in July. Before this week, the last time I was there I noticed (more…)

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Bentley’s “Bad Boy” Bin

The question of what you are and are not “allowed” to add to a worm composting system always makes for an interesting (often heated) discussion in the RWC Facebook group.

On the one hand, I agree these “rules” can be helpful for keeping newbies out of trouble, but on the other I feel it can send the wrong message…and lead to the proliferation of needless fear-mongering.

Nearly ALL forms of organic waste can be processed in a vermicomposting system – it’s usually just a matter of how! Different materials can require different handling/optimization practices for best results (or even to simply avoid killing your worms), but it really just comes down to learning the proper approach and easing yourself into it.

For a little while now I’ve been pondering the idea of (more…)

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