Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Worm stories

Sorry everyone that it has been so long since my last post.
The weather has been so nice, that I have been out working on the garden area with as much material as I can. With no trees on the place, I have been picking up bagged leaves at curb side. The night time temps. have been in the 40's and 50'. And only one night did we get a hard freeze (27 for a low!). Each day has seemed like an early spring day, with temps in the 60' or 70's and very little rain.
The main reason for this post is a couple of posts that are on RWC. As you my have noticed, My main focus is on the Worms and how I might be able to optimize the output of Worm casts?

 Well the first article that I read was about the largest Vermacomposing operation in the Northern Hemisphere! "Worm Power". They operate on a dairy farm in New York state and they have an estamated 52 MILLION WORMS working for them! And as you might guess the main food source is cow manure. They extracted the liquid waste and then pre-compost the solid waste. This gets the tempreture up to +160 degrees, to kill patogenes and weed seeds.
"worm Power" has some interesting videos at their webb site!

And the second post is an interview with a Worm Farmer "Down Under" This is a full time operation and as it is summer down there, They are is full swing!

Well, I know that this is not much of a post, but I have the next two days off work and will try to get something posted that may intrest you
Talk to you then


  1. So.....if you had to take a wild guess, how many wigglers would you say you had on your worm ranch??

  2. Being a resident of NYS, I will have to look into that Worm Mega-Farm!

  3. Carolyn,
    I started with a lbs of worms (approx. 1000) in April of last year and in the two beds I would guess 4 - 5000?!

    It was a pretty interesting with lots of videos and photo's