Sunday, December 13, 2009

Redworms for Christmas

Worm Bin/Composters are making a splash this season. Excellent green gift for the garden enthusiast! Snowy Sunday. We will hit the high 30's today, yeah! Hoping to finish off a small compost harvester and start a new worm habitat in our winter worm room (kept at a balmy 40 degrees unless power goes out).

The hoophouses are warming nicely as long as the sun comes out.

Any worm questions?

Debbie (Worm Lady)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hi All,

This is a good day to officially start this blog! We've had about a foot of snow along with temps in the single digits. I still get to play with our indoor worms so, all is good. Yesterday and today is about moving castings for harvest and starting 3 more "bins". The bins are made from 55 gallon drums cut in half long ways. This works really well housing a lot of worms in each.

Our outside worms are spread throughout 3 hoop houses which have become an excellent way to increase our season and insure the worms' safety through the winter.

Two of our hoop houses are quonset style while the third is gothic. If you are considering hoop houses, I recommend the quonset style hoop house as the snow slides off before creating any problems. Our third one has to be manually scraped, (which I spent 3 hours doing yesterday), so the entire structure does not collapse in on itself.

Glad to be here doing the blog thing. I should be able to contribute often. Please send comments and/or questions.