Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Roots...information....
by sanderson Today at 4:56 am

» Our 2017 garden makeover
by sanderson Today at 4:47 am

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by sanderson Today at 4:42 am

» Hello from IA Zone 5
by sanderson Today at 4:38 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 2:10 am

» ticks
by camprn Yesterday at 11:18 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» I'll get it right yet
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:38 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b
by Turan Yesterday at 10:17 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Plant ID
by camprn Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Peppers with black spots
by camprn Yesterday at 10:10 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Turan Yesterday at 10:09 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:37 pm

» broccoli stunted
by yolos Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by yolos Yesterday at 7:35 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:30 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Goosegirl Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:52 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by newbeone Yesterday at 3:15 pm

» Root Knot Nematodes - PROGRESS!
by dstack Yesterday at 12:28 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:42 am

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by ralitaco 2/19/2017, 9:20 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by ralitaco 2/19/2017, 9:06 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by jimmy cee 2/19/2017, 8:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 2/19/2017, 5:41 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

minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 54
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.

RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4012
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.

minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 54
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.

RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4012
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.

minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 54
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?

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.

minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 54
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

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.

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.

minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 54
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.

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