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Post by pod on 10th November 2009, 11:47 am

Hello All-great site sweetie well done! Im from er ...rainy Torquay, on the English Riviera and will endeavour to pop in on you all regularly for a cosy chat and to put the world to rights-and to make you all envious of my amazing fruit growing capactiy here in my little garden (not in part to the very long growing season here) and the latest exploits of my wormery-yes it all goes on in there, youll be surprised.
Tho not a lot going on at the mo as the grapes have just finished and me worms are going sleep.......... 🇳🇴
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Post by Adrian on 10th November 2009, 11:50 am

Welcome Pod

I look forward to reading about your worms, would love to have a wormery here, but the too too cold winters here forbid it

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 10th November 2009, 2:06 pm

Wotcha Pod! Very Happy
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Post by Lottie on 10th November 2009, 2:11 pm

Erro Pod!! Very Happy
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Post by pod on 10th November 2009, 2:28 pm

Hello all-ahh yes those wriggly litlle monkeys need a certain temp -im not sure what it is but they like living underneath my steps (we built a little cupboard to keep them out of the light and the elements) the tricky thing is getting the mix right-not composed enough and the worms go to the bottom of the pile, they have also found a way to escape!! through the tap which drains the water- and their den has been infiltrated by a toad who- on returning to spawn- sits and feasts on the various insect like creatures who frequent the area, and maybe a few escapees... How do i know the toad was retuning to spawn....millions of baby toads on the lawn not long after. Needless to say we didnt mow much this year out of a desire NOT to commit mass murder. I think we`ve had the worms 3 years now and their compost -although quite tricky to empty- goes nicely into plant pots, For my beds i use the big compost bin. And dont forget worm tea-on my strawberries!
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Post by Jaded Green on 10th November 2009, 3:46 pm

Hallo - you've reminded me, I must go and see how my worms are.
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Post by pod on 10th November 2009, 4:00 pm

aahh.. do you talk to them?
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Post by windymiller on 10th November 2009, 6:24 pm

Hello Pod, does singing not produce better results?
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Post by pod on 10th November 2009, 7:49 pm

well yes but thats worm charming and something totally different-especially where I come from!!! and as worms dont like the sunlight i suppose any kind of communication from us isnt good for them...poor creatures!
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Post by windymiller on 10th November 2009, 7:51 pm

worm charming! LOL

Where do you get a basket small enough?
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Post by pod on 10th November 2009, 7:59 pm

worm charming is the ancient west country art of er...charming worms from the ground -its a competition really to see what method can charm the most worms for ....im not really sure and this is a wild stab in the dark some kind of fishing bait maybe? anyway it happens down our way for a bit of fun at summer fetes and the like-kids love it, common or garden worms required and a bucket to collect them in! im sure a video of it exists on youtube or something
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Post by danksshady on 10th November 2009, 8:34 pm

hello pod my dear x
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Post by pod on 10th November 2009, 10:24 pm

hello DS nice to meet you
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Post by MrsC on 11th November 2009, 7:55 am

Hi Pod - great to meet you!

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Post by windymiller on 11th November 2009, 7:58 am

I saw it once on TV, I cant remember which celebs were doing it, you get a patch of ground each, then limited time to see how many you can get, and off you go? Doesnt look easy, how some get so many I have no idea.
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Post by MrsNesbitt on 11th November 2009, 8:41 am

Hiya Hun!
Great to see you here! Razz
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Post by pod on 11th November 2009, 10:26 am

Yes i think its based on the noise rain makes when it hits the ground -this tricks the worms into coming to the surface-birds have perfected this trick too for a quick meal, various fun inventions have been designed to lure said worms from the depths it can be quite a spectacle but all light hearted-except from the worms point of view :affraid:
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Post by aromatic on 12th November 2009, 2:02 am

Hi!! lovely to see you!! xxx

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Post by gunners71uk on 16th November 2009, 3:37 pm

the podster hiya

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