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#1 OrangeSkunk



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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

I got bored and was thinking about all the high quality food waste i produce and how if i were selective i could compost it and feed it to my plants.

I had ALL the necessary supplies at home minus worms, which i got 300 for $15.

2 5 gal buckets
1 lid - hole cut on top
1 piece of cheese cloth
1 net pot as a riser

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1) drill small holes in the bottom of the 5 gal bucket for drainage, big enough to drain, no so big that worms and crap will fall right out..

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2) put net pot upside down in first bucket without holes

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3) put 2nd bucket with holes into first bucket, the first bucket will catch precious ewwwwwwc juice...

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4) put a hole in the lid so the worms can breathe
5) put some cheese cloth in the way so flies and crap wont want to fly in..

i think you want an even ratio of brown and green matter, and some earth worms and that is it.
the earthworm box said they will eat their own weight in 24 h.

i plan to be pretty picky about what goes into the compost... ill be reading more on the subject and keeping you up to date on the progress.

so far theres only banana peels, old blueberries, and some coffee grounds, some old coco, cardboard box shreds...

i plan on using a lot of juicer remains, and have an excuse to eat more tropical fruit :)

here are some good links:

http://www.bokashi.c...kashi-works.htm (worm-less compost)
http://www.compostthis.co.uk/ (Can I compost this?)
http://organicgarden...tic-Buckets.htm (a tutorial i used)
http://www.diylife.c...composting-bin/ (a tutorial i used)

PLEASE GIVE ADVICE! this is a new experiment for me.

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#2 420friendly


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:34 AM

Oh that is Awesome Os...that is a great Idea for the small and simple farmer bigsmileythumbsup
I had a friend that had a compost farm and they LOVE bread... so all you have to do is put a piece of moisten bread down once a week they will gather up under the bread... it is amazing, expect it to sit there for a long time before it gets eaten :) Worms like oxygen, so make sure you fluff up the soil and waste every couple of days, and keep it moist (but not wet).but.... make sure you keep them away from direct sun...not to cool and never hot! Also they dislike vibrations so keep the worm farm away from pumps and other vibrating things....otherwise the worms will attempt to move to a better place... :o Happy Composting 420
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:41 AM

Thanks for the tips 420!! I found this cool book online :) All about worms! http://ebookbrowse.c...k-pdf-d94932197 worms are pretty expensive...
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

Very cool OS! looking forward to your worm ranching. best of luck!
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

very nice, I hope this works out well for you man, cant wait to read more!
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

I'll have to try the bread idea. Mine seem to thrive on egg shells and banana peels as their favorite snacks.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

I just read this for the first time and it's very close to what I used to do onder the porch. My only question iswhy buy worms? Is there anything wrong with using the backyard critters? J A
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