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Cindi    Posted 01-25-2003 at 16:07:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
What do you guys use for your worm beds, and how do you feel about rabbit droppings. I've heard they are great for worm beds.

WormFarmerll    Posted 01-26-2003 at 13:00:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you use table scraps be sure and don't use any type of meat or cooking oil or greasy scraps.

Ray    Posted 01-25-2003 at 17:12:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I dont use rabbit droppings because I dont have rabbits, but I understand they are great for worm beds. I use 100% pure arabian horse manure from the finest arabian horses in the country! Of course this is mixed with shredded newspaper.I use a design of my own, for boxes (not really beds) with drain and air systems to collect the tea for the garden and keep the beds airated.

HONESTLY,,, Ron/PA    Posted 01-25-2003 at 17:22:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
When it comes down to it, does horse manure really have a pedigree? Just curious, not having owned any horses other than a few belgians when I was a kid, I didn't know you could get 100% arabian manure???
Sorry, I just had to do that, don't hate me cause I'm stupid. LOL

LH    Posted 01-25-2003 at 18:11:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with ya Ron, my hosses are all just grade nags but they gots just as 100% pure horse shutt as any of them fancy breeds.

Ron/PA    Posted 01-25-2003 at 17:05:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Personally I use cotten sheets, and embroidered pillowcases on my worm beds.
Sorry I had to do that.

RayP(MI)    Posted 01-25-2003 at 16:36:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know about worm beds, but rabbit droppings make excellent garden fertilizer. Good if you work it in well before planting - can be very strong!

Cindi    Posted 01-26-2003 at 04:44:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
You guys are nuts. Okay, sheets and pillowcases, got it. I was thinking of doing worms but they sound like a lot more maintenece than I have time for. Where do you get initial inventory?

Tom A    Posted 01-26-2003 at 06:50:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used shredded newspaper for my initial beds, and add kitchen waste as we get it. Just experimented with them last year and bought a bunch of old fishing worms that were on sale 'cuz they'd been in stock for so long...they did just fine, but you need a pretty fair amount to get started. Lots of places sell 'em mail order by the pound. They are not a lot of work...dump the food in every day or every couple of days, spritz some water when they begin to dry, maybe once a week for me.


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