"I so need to get some worms going now that I'm on the farm. I love my big green compost bin so much I got an other one at a yard sale last year think I had to pay $20 and they lost the little door at the bottom. Now I just need to find enough…"
"I am in Wisconsin, zone 5, BRRRRRRRRRRR, and I do my vermicomposting (worm farming) in my basement. Here the temps are a consistent 64 degrees. I use PLASTIC TOTES for my worm farms, works great. I fed the worms my green kitchen waste (etc.) whole,…"
"I love my big green compost bin it was a good score from an elderly lady I used to work for. I came with her place when she moved down the hill. I hear that the people who used to live there were great gardeners. She was too old and sick to get out…"
"I've been using a screen that fits my wheelbarrow for years but I hate cutting worms up. I can't believe how many worms I have in that compost bin this year. Guess I can give that a try if I remember to take a pile out when I'm out…"
"Vicky .. easiest way I've found is the standard method of making several small piles of the compost and worm out in the sun and every 5 minutes or so, take compost off the top of the pile as the worms go down into the pile. Works very…"
"Idea just popped into my head. That would probably be an easier way to sift out my worms this year since I have more worms than compost right now. Do what you said scoop up a clump, dump in water then pour thru a sifter instead of just rubbing the…"
"Rick .. if it's muddy, that's normal for me too as I feed them lots of water content scraps like lettuce, etc. The best way I've found to use the stuff is to take two big handfulls and put it into a 5 gallon bucket and still it…"
"You won't regret planting these phlox, Audra. The number and size of the blooms increase each year and they bloom for almost two months. Definitely the highlight of our late summer garden! (Warning: groundhogs love to eat these -- especially…"
"Agreed, Lorraine! Between the need for water and the weeds, having a nice lawn really is a challenge. We have a lawn sprinkler system but need to have it adjusted because certain parts of the lawn (like this part) don't get watered. Even though…"
"Lorraine, this bed probably started with about 8 plants five years ago. They spread like crazy and make quite a statement in the mid to late summer garden. We can see this patch from our kitchen window and it is so bright and cheerful. Here is a pic…"