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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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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.

help please 2 Replies

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 Donna Mac Rae Jun 9, 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.

invasion 4 Replies

My worm farm has been invaded by rats (bad design - my fault)do rats eat worms?The reason I ask is that there seems to be a lot less worms in my worm farm,unless they have escaped through the rat…Continue

Started by Tom Jacobs. Last reply by Tom Jacobs Oct 9, 2012.

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Comment by Victoria McKeown on August 7, 2011 at 8:35am

HI,

 

I am totally new to this and was looking for advice on a good quality resaonably priced worm farm to purchase and how to get worms etc.  I am living on Auckland Northshore.  Someone recommended bunnings one but I wanted to get people in the knows opinion. 

 

Thanks

Comment by josephal on June 10, 2011 at 8:11pm
Gidday ben, could do with a few more yes. Thanks for that!
Comment by Ben Cheah on June 10, 2011 at 7:21pm
Hi Josephal, have you got your worms yet? Can spare you some.
Comment by josephal on April 22, 2011 at 8:34pm
Anyone in west auckland have a handful of compost worms spare?
Comment by Jacqui Knight on April 18, 2011 at 8:55am

Thanks Nikki and Megan. Much appreciated.

 

Jacqui

Comment by Nikki Thomas on April 18, 2011 at 8:43am
If the horses have been wormed yes it will kill garden worms, I feed my worm farm solely on dog doo and know I have to wait two weeks after the initial worming of the dog before I can add it to the worm farm again. I would wait at least this length of time before putting it in a compost. Just leave in the sack or bucket for a couple of weeks before adding it to anything.
Comment by Megan on April 18, 2011 at 8:39am
If worms have moved into your compost heap, it's no longer hot enough to kill weeds but should be fine to use in your garden. If the horse &/sheep manure is fresh, use it to start a new pile.
Comment by Jacqui Knight on April 18, 2011 at 8:33am
Thanks Megan - but won't the manure kill the worms in the compost heap?
Comment by Megan on April 18, 2011 at 8:27am
hello Jacqui, ideally, the manure should be composted before spreading on your garden (ie not fresh) or else you'll introduce lots of weeds. After it's been standing a while, you'll notice worms finding their own way into the pile & by that time it'll be safe to spread around your garden. Probably not the definitive answer that you wanted :)
Comment by Jacqui Knight on April 16, 2011 at 8:20am
I have bought horse manure and wondered, if the horses had been wormed, how this would affect my garden worms. Figure that you vermiculturists might know... Also, what about sheep manure if the sheep had been wormed?
 

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