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This group is for anyone who is interested in worm farming as a means of recycling their waste organic materials.

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what is the differance between worm tea and worm wee and the leachade. do you use the liguid the same or use it other ways and can the liquid in the bottom bin can it be used straightContinue

Started by Dorothy Skudder. Last reply by Mark Oct 6.

Anyone in Christchurch happy to give away some tiger worms?

Hi all, I just rescued about 120g of tiger worms (~500 of these amazing fellows) from a neglected worm farm and set up a nice home for them. We still need about ~560g to reach the 680g target, as we…Continue

Started by Youcef Jul 13.

Anyone in Auckland keen to swap some of your worms for some seeds? 2 Replies

Hi, I have just done a reboot of my Hungry Bin and feel that my worm numbers are a bit low for the amount of veggies we seem to go through but the Garden centre worms are painfully expensive. If…Continue

Started by Blair Firmston. Last reply by Blair Firmston Oct 30, 2013.

Lime stone, Slug,snails pallets can kill worms?

Hi Dear,I have some worms sneaked out from the farm area.Does 'Ground lime stone', 'slugs-snails pallets' can kill worms?.JazzyContinue

Started by JAZZY_SUNYA Dec 10, 2012.

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Comment by Youcef on May 21, 2014 at 3:15pm

Justin, kiwi skins shouldn't be a problem, although they're acidic it's not like they have essential oils like for citrus. Try a little first and see.

Comment by Justin JX on November 22, 2013 at 8:03pm

Can I feed the worms with kiwifruit skins?

Comment by Silvia Zuur on June 5, 2012 at 9:33am

Hope you have all seen this. Nice and simple, good to share for ppl who are curious bout worms... http://vimeo.com/42365079

Comment by Nicolas Santini on March 19, 2012 at 8:30am

thanks for the replies guys, will do :)

Comment by Peter Riches on March 17, 2012 at 3:47pm

It's great if the balance of creatures gives you an insight into what's going on in your worm bin so you can keep the conditions worm-friendly. Don't worry too much about biodiversity in there in general, though - it's a good thing. They're all there to eat your leftovers and turn it into lovely compost.

I would advise against diluting the lime with water because your worm bin will get too wet and go smelly because of lack of oxygen. The worms  won't like this and will show their disapproval by dying.

I wouldn't put neat lime directly on the worms. If you want to dilute it, mix it with a bit of worm-free compost (the worms' own will do) or untreated sawdust (or something similarly organic and neutral) and scatter it all over.

Comment by josephal on March 17, 2012 at 2:13pm

Yes sprinkle around a handful of garden lime on top. You will get all sorts of bugs in your worm farm, nothing to worry about.  I normally put lime in every couple months or when it gets a bit smelly.

Comment by Nicolas Santini on March 17, 2012 at 1:13pm

im getting some fruit flies and other visitors on my bin, for what I been reading looks like it might be too acidic, and they recommend to apply lime. But how? anybody has done this before? how do you apply lime, just sprinkle it on top or dilute it on water?

Comment by josephal on November 14, 2011 at 8:22pm

Hi Derek, I can offer you some. I'm in New Lynn. PM me.

Comment by Derek & Julie Craig on November 14, 2011 at 12:15pm

Is there anyone in the auckland area that would be happy to barter some worms.  Our worms have all been eated by a rodent - the rodent is sorted, now I need to re-populate.

I have eggs, jams, harbs and veges to swap if you're interested.

thanks so much

Comment by Victoria McKeown on September 10, 2011 at 5:28pm

I don't know if people are alreday aware of this but the Auckland Council is running free composting courses and offering subsidised worm farms for those who attend.  They are all over Auckland  from now until December.  Details can be found at www.createyourowneden.org.nz

 

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