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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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Where to Buy? 3 Replies

Hi, Wheres is the best place to buy the plastic worm farm boxes from in Auckland? Thanks....GaryContinue

Tags: auckland, wormfarm, buy

Started by Gary and Margaret - Kiwimana. Last reply by Liz Nov 23, 2014.

help please 4 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 Youcef Nov 23, 2014.

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, 2014.

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.

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Comment by Rachelle McDonald on March 7, 2011 at 9:43pm

Hi

I am looking for cheap compost worms for my two wormfarms.  & anyone knows how to grow mushrooms?

Comment by Iona Bayley on December 30, 2010 at 4:20pm
I bought my first lot of works from Earthly Delights in Christchurch and can recommend them. The guy I dealt with was extremely knowledgable and was very happy to help me out when I got back in touch with some teething troubles setting up my work farm.
Comment by Iona Bayley on October 9, 2010 at 10:05pm
@ Dorothy: I make much stronger worm tea to feed my indoor plants and they are thriving....no signs of nutrient toxicity. I would think outdoors it wouldn't be a problem due to dilution by rainwater and leaching in the soil....might want to be careful around seedlings though.

@ Caroline: I put all our cooked veggie scraps in the worm farm apart from onion, garlic, citrus peel and pineapple. In fact one of the things that gets consumed fastest by the worms in cooked pumpkin as well as the skin.
Comment by Dorothy Skudder on October 1, 2010 at 6:37pm
To day i emptyed my warm farm and spread it around my garden and used the worm tea to water the garden as well will do my plants in carport later .
Please can you tell me can i make the wormtea stronger then 1litra to 10 litra'sfor the garden
Comment by Lesley Ramsey on September 29, 2010 at 9:43am
provided it is not meat and does not have too much onion etc in it. make sure the lid fits, weigh down with a brick if necessary to stop vermin
Comment by Caroline Wilkinson on September 27, 2010 at 7:16pm
Can somebody please tell me if I can put left over cooked vegetable scraps from dinner into the worm farm, at the moment I throw them out as I don't put them in the compost to attract vermin, Thanks.
Comment by Lena on July 17, 2010 at 12:35pm
I made my worm farm in a large plastic barrel.
Over a 2 year period I got so many 30ltr containers of worm tea, that I sent them all back to the compost bins.
Comment by Megan on June 9, 2010 at 8:19am
hello Johnny, I started a new tray recently and noticed that the worms I transferred keep trying to move back into the middle tray (I have stacked three bins). Prepare the bedding in the new tray and transfer some of the worms into it with some of the castings from the existing tray and keep an eye on them. Don't be alarmed if they keep making a runner. Read Silja's discussion above. BTW wait until the existing tray is completely full before transferring some of the worms, the rest ought to follow of their own accord when the food in the original tray is completely digested. Theoretically....
Comment by Johnny A on June 8, 2010 at 4:03pm
Hey Karleen , I don't think so as I have seen this also. food will naturally break down like this.As long as it's not completely covered in mould. I've also have small grows of beansprouts at times , then they go away , maybe the worms eat them
Comment by Johnny A on June 4, 2010 at 9:57am
Hi all , I've had a farm up and running for 3mths and I'm wondering if I should be adding a top floor? .The castings have filled 3/4 of the first bin, They seem to be very happy , Any advice will be great thanks
cheers Johnny
 

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