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Post by Lakshmi on 9th July 2010, 7:07 pm

I recently bought a "desk top" wormery.. i.e. I can keep it inside.

How do I know if my worms are happy?
How do I know if they are healthy?
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Post by Compostwoman on 9th July 2010, 7:11 pm

of course you can ask here

Is it a Bubble House one?

Same as other wormeries, really, not too much food, the right sort of food, not too hot, not too cold, not too sunny and make sure it is kept moist but not wet.

If the worms die, you are doing things wrong and if they multiply...well you must have got it spot on

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 9th July 2010, 7:19 pm

Compostwoman wrote:

If the worms die, you are doing things wrong and if they multiply...well you must have got it spot on

What she said.

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Post by Compostwoman on 9th July 2010, 7:21 pm



My wormery got "visited" by one of the hens..knocked the top off, jumped up...ate the lot.

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Post by Dandelion on 9th July 2010, 10:47 pm

I love the fact it's 'desk top'. Worms is one of the very few things I don't have on my desktop!!

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Post by Lakshmi on 10th July 2010, 5:18 pm

Dandelion, I find it great! it is really compact and am hoping for mini sunflowers to grow on top.

Yes, CW... it is a bubblehouse wormery. Woody is a fab lady!

the flat is always quite warm, but we have put it in a place that gets equal amounts of shadow and light, so hopefully they are happy.
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Post by Sparhawk on 10th July 2010, 5:50 pm

Can anybody clear up a ponderable, most books say that worm tea is good as a plant food, but an article in "Grow It" last month said that it is of better use being poured into a compost bin as an ax, ac, accel, to make it do what its got to do fasterer.

I'm quite happy to use it either way as I also have nettle tea...

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Post by Dandelion on 10th July 2010, 5:53 pm

To me it seems a waste to put it in the compost bin when you could put wee in the bin to accelerate it and then still have the worm juice to put on your garden

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Post by Sparhawk on 10th July 2010, 5:57 pm

Dandelion wrote:To me it seems a waste to put it in the compost bin when you could put wee in the bin to accelerate it and then still have the worm juice to put on your garden

Hmm, prozac & amitryptiline wee seems to make for very fast ants & woodlice & things ...

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Post by Compostwoman on 10th July 2010, 6:55 pm

Spar makes a good point about medications in urine. I am lead to believe that they break down in a compost heap, BUT I have no definitive , referenced, proof. Just a question I asked of a medically qualified chemist, once....

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Post by Sparhawk on 10th July 2010, 8:49 pm

I must admit I have been relying on that for sometime , but it isn't half fun watching the little critters running around without a care in the world, you almost get twice as much value from one prescription...

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