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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: where to locate wormery Reply with quote

Hi everyone. i have just purchased a wormery and the worms are expected to arrive in the next few weeks. Even though I have read the instructions I am still not too sure where is the best place to locate my wormery. Do I locate in shade or sun? Should I keep it under cover and self-water? Are there any other tips anyone could share with me to keep my wormery going? Thanks very much
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely locate a wormery in the shade- especially the typical black or dark green plastic ones- in the sun they will heat up and cook your worms fast! If you have one of the smaller wormeries, it's worth while thinking ahead to winter- it will slow down alot in the cold- so if you can find space for it in a garage or shed, you'll get more out of it all year.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi avs0020, I've started a composting worm bin a few weeks ago. I keep mine outside in the shade and will move it inside during the cold weather. I've started a blog on the new adventure If you want to take a look.

http://thegaffman.blogspot.com/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry just seen how old the post is Sad

Well take a look anyway and maybe give me some tips as your one should be operating for a while now.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be an interesting blog Gaff Man.
I'd go easy on the ould Amazon links though as it will put many people off reading it. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My worms died twice. First they got frozen (even in the polytunnel) then they got cooked (even in the shade). My wife says they're useless, but the wormery was very expensive, so I'm determined to try again!

One thing that puzzles me, is that the cooked food that we have often contains lots of tomatoes, chilli, soy sauce etc. I'm reluctant to give them this, as I understand they don't like acidity. Should I worry, if it's only a few plate scrapings at a time?
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