Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Today at 7:41 pm

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by Fiz Today at 7:37 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Fiz Today at 7:29 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 4:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Today at 4:13 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by hammock gal Today at 4:09 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 3:19 pm

» Hello gardener's
by sanderson Today at 1:58 pm

» New England August 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:13 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:36 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by countrynaturals Today at 11:10 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:38 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR 8/17/2017, 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 2:40 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:17 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

The squirmies are here!!!!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The squirmies are here!!!!

Post  minervalong on 2/2/2012, 8:49 pm

So I needed to compost right? And what is the easiest way to do it in Ky in Jan (well Feb now)? Well squirmie wormies of course. So here are my photos of my first attempt, thanks to all who posted about 5 gal flow throughs.



Materials and Tools About $3.



First time using the Dremel router, not pretty, but functional. And boy did I learn about little plastic flakes lol.



Cut the bottom out of the second bucket. More plastic shavings.



My dowel holes were a little big, so used hot glue to stabilize them. We'll see how long it lasts.



The bed is all made, just waiting for the squirmies.



And they are here!!! cheers

Who would have thought a well grown woman would get excited about worms? tongue
avatar
minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 55
Location : southcentral ky, 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The squirmies are here!!!!

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/2/2012, 8:57 pm

minervalong, thanks for the great little pictorial! Lol, yeah, those little Dremels can get away from you real quick Very Happy I find for plastics, a slower speed and cut off type wheel work best. http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-409-Cut-off-Wheels-thick/dp/B00004UDGX
You can get them in different thicknesses too.
Either way, I think it looks just fine and I doubt your worms will care one bit Very Happy

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4299
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: the squirmies

Post  minervalong on 2/2/2012, 9:09 pm

Well, was gonna go with a cut off wheel and hubby said it might get melty. So I went the router route lol. Oh well, live and learn, hopefully my squirmies will multiply so I have to build another one.
avatar
minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 55
Location : southcentral ky, 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The squirmies are here!!!!

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/2/2012, 9:16 pm

I bet they will do just fine. I need to get some ordered up too, but have just been to busy and procrastinating Shocked

And nice avatar

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4299
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: the squirmies

Post  minervalong on 2/2/2012, 9:56 pm

Bought them off ebay, 14.00 free shipping. you can see them at item #230670060036, I dunno how many are there, adults and babies, all seemed pretty squirmy. guess we will see how healthy they are, but I know many, many arrived in good shape.
avatar
minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 55
Location : southcentral ky, 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The squirmies are here!!!!

Post  EatYourVeggies on 2/3/2012, 3:09 am

@minervalong wrote:Bought them off ebay, 14.00 free shipping. you can see them at item #230670060036, I dunno how many are there, adults and babies, all seemed pretty squirmy. guess we will see how healthy they are, but I know many, many arrived in good shape.

Thanks for the tip on the squirmies minervalong. I'm hoping to get mine in the morning from a local source, but if for some reason things don't look good or bad mojo, I'll order from the same guy you did. Do you recall how long it took to receive them after you paid?
avatar
EatYourVeggies

Male Posts : 155
Join date : 2012-01-10
Age : 56
Location : Vancouver WA Zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: the squirmies

Post  minervalong on 2/3/2012, 6:45 am

Morning EatYourVeggies,

I ordered on a Wednesday, he ships on Monday and Tuesday so they are not languishing who knows where over a weekend. They arrived on the following Thursday via USPS. So if you get an order in over the weekend, you should get them within 4 or 5 days. He has info and links in the posting, so at least seems very interested in vermiculture. Best price I found for a pound, and since every dollar saved goes to the greenhouse this year, that was important to me.
avatar
minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 55
Location : southcentral ky, 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The squirmies are here!!!!

Post  newstart on 2/3/2012, 8:00 am

hmm may have to order some in the future. Looks like a great price
avatar
newstart

Female Posts : 335
Join date : 2011-11-22
Age : 35
Location : houston, texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The squirmies are here!!!!

Post  EatYourVeggies on 2/3/2012, 8:22 pm

Again, thanks for the information and I've saved the auction as a favorite for future reference, due to all of the extra information on squirmies. I was able to pick up a 1/2 pound for $15 in town today, which the seller estimated being 500 or so. I have no desire to count them, so I'll take his word. Plus, I figured for no more available food than I have for them on a weekly based, a smaller quanity was fine for now.
avatar
EatYourVeggies

Male Posts : 155
Join date : 2012-01-10
Age : 56
Location : Vancouver WA Zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: the squirmies

Post  minervalong on 2/3/2012, 9:21 pm

Evening my tomatoey friend,

glad to hear you found some squirmies. one good thing about those 5 gallon flow throughs is that they are cheap and easy to make. (check with the local walmart bakery, they use dozens of those things a week and might give you some). a couple of buckets, a bit of coated wire or dowel and you have room for those 500 to become more.

if you need more food for them, check with your local supermarket, talk to the produce mgr, they toss lots of stuff every day, and starbucks has a program they will give you grounds, which the squirmies just love.
avatar
minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 55
Location : southcentral ky, 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The squirmies are here!!!!

Post  EatYourVeggies on 2/3/2012, 10:27 pm

@minervalong wrote:Evening my tomatoey friend,
Us Mater fans have to stick together and this forum should be a place where, Mater lovers can post tomato avatars during Vegetable Theme Month, and not have their intentions questioned. Very Happy

As for making the squiggles and squirmies a new home, I have a five tray Worm Factory I had bought new a couple (maybe a few now?) years ago, and never got around to trying it out for one reason or another. I ran across it the other day, knocked off some dust and between Vermiculture references here on the SFG Forum and all the research, the next logical step was to move some new residents in.
avatar
EatYourVeggies

Male Posts : 155
Join date : 2012-01-10
Age : 56
Location : Vancouver WA Zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The squirmies are here!!!!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum