On wormery construction

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On wormery construction

Post by Riparian » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:00 pm

I have had a good read through various posts about worms and their value as bait. Having just moved house to a place which is next to a river - at last - but which has limited scope for digging up lots of worms, I would be interested to hear suggestions about setting up a wormery from scratch. My other question is about why autocorrect on here automatically alters 'wormery' to 'worry'. Should I be concerned? It's true that I have more of the latter than worms at present.

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Re: On wormery construction

Post by JW1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:39 pm

I have an ordinary composter which sits directly on the earth. I only feed it food waste, mostly veg peelings and shredded paper and keep it moist but not soggy. Brandlings appear naturally and thrive in it, as yet I have never run out of bait.

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Re: On wormery construction

Post by Riparian » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:46 pm

JW1 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:39 pm
I have an ordinary composter which sits directly on the earth. I only feed it food waste, mostly veg peelings and shredded paper and keep it moist but not soggy. Brandlings appear naturally and thrive in it, as yet I have never run out of bait.

JW
Thank you JW. That sounds like the sort of low-tech solution I'm looking for. My wife has just told me I can buy a wormery on Amazon for £60!

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Re: On wormery construction

Post by Chubman » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:54 pm

do not use onion skins in the wormery as they dont like it

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Re: On wormery construction

Post by Santiago » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:01 pm

I don't think tff has an autocorrect. It's probably your computer! Anyways, place wormery in a partially shady spot.
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Re: On wormery construction

Post by Reedling » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:30 pm

Keep an eye out for stables nearby, manure heaps can be a really good source of worms, especially old heaps covered in weed growth.

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Re: On wormery construction

Post by Riparian » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:07 pm

What a wealth of knowledge we have here - thanks to all who have responded thus far.

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Re: On wormery construction

Post by Santiago » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:39 pm

Decise on brandlings or lobs, don't mix the two because they have very different soil requirements.
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Re: On wormery construction

Post by Riparian » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:28 pm

Santiago wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:39 pm
Decise on brandlings or lobs, don't mix the two because they have very different soil requirements.
That I did not know, I'd be grateful for further information on that.

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Re: On wormery construction

Post by Santiago » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:36 am

Lobs prefer sandy better drained soil with less compost and are better kept in the lawn.
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