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Topic: Make Your Own Worm Hotel - Home Composting Tutorial!  (Read 28610 times)
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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2006 08:11:10 AM »

Sometimes I think that my compost area is the ugliest area of my home....and my dog always seem to get all the scraps out and eat them no matter how hard I try and cover them. This is something I really want to try and I thank you for the tute. My husband and I have tried using an old swimming pool for a "worm hotel" but  alas...my dog loves to dig.....swimming pool full of worms and dirt....how can you blame him...HE'S A DOG!
 I'm trying the "in-home" worm hotel for sure. I think I could use a bigger one because all my husband and I eat is fresh food, so theres TONS of food scraps daily, but being a crafter...I have MANY tubs, containers, what-have-you, just right for this job....I really don't even think I need to get ANYTHING!......... I have manure and compost, a big tub and lid, leaves...oh yea...worms is all I need! We have a bunch of pumpkins and squash growing out of our compost trying to detour our dog from wanting the scraps....I am really excited about not having to throw my food scraps right on top of my squash now!
I am doing this soon if not today!
Thank you so much...............COMPOST ON! Sustainable organic farming and living is the way to our (better) future!

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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2007 04:09:09 PM »

yippee! my dh gave me a vermiposting book for Christmas and I have just finished studying it! i'm about to begin making my worm hotel!
thanks for the advice against the earthworms in my garden! i'll let you know how it works out!


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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2007 01:15:14 PM »

That is the most ingenious idea!  I might have to twist my husband's arm to do something similar!

« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2008 10:02:48 AM »

How hot is too hot for these little creatures?  I would like to make a worm hotel of my own but keep it out on my balcony.  I live in Southern GA, and it gets pretty warm during the mid afternoon.  (90's with high humidity).  I don't want to fry the little buggers, but I don't have room inside.

« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2008 12:31:01 AM »

Someone likes their worms too much...
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2008 02:53:27 AM »

Thanks so much for the awesome tute and all of the information! My husband and I have been talking about digging a compost pit but he's been hedging it off. Now that I know it can be done on a relatively small scale, in such a compact way, and on a budget I'm super stoked to get it done. Thanks so much. This *ROCKS*
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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2008 02:05:00 PM »

Thank-you SO much!  You are awesome.  Love your tute!

« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2008 05:44:20 PM »

I have been planning on doing a worm bin for some time. I just have to make time. I read in "Worms eat my garbage" that less depth and more surface area is a better way to go. The worms are less likely to borrow and more likely to eat the kitchen scraps. Avoid cheese and meat because these are what make the bins start to smell and it may attract flies (and pets or other pests).

« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2008 09:52:09 AM »

great tute. wish I knew about the screens when I tried this. My worms got a litle on the dry or wet side (still not sure) and found a way out. I was picking little worm carcasses out of the living room rug for months. I even found one carcass over a year later!

« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2008 12:55:18 PM »

Hee- I posted pics of my own worm bin on the other compost post:


I admit, I do put a little newspaper in there along with tea grounds.  I feel like as long as it is mixed in with a bunch of other vegetable goodness, the compost will be o.k.  Also, I read somewhere that you can add a couple of crushed egg shells for calcium!  (Not the yolk part though, I think that might be too fatty/protein-y). 

Still trying to figure out what I will do now that the cold is setting in.

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