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
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 8:41 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 8:08 am

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver Today at 8:04 am

» Planting for the trellis
by trolleydriver Today at 7:58 am

» Strawberry protection
by AlwaysHotinFL Today at 5:56 am

» Watering System -- Finally!
by sanderson Today at 4:21 am

» Maritime SGFG 2017
by sanderson Today at 4:13 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 3:54 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:35 am

» surprising results from soil test
by sanderson Today at 3:29 am

» New in Tennessee
by sanderson Today at 3:23 am

» Netting as Barrier
by sanderson Today at 3:20 am

» Bumble bees In Trouble
by sanderson Today at 3:08 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 11:18 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 10:27 pm

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 7:35 pm

» New England May 2017
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» Slugs and stuff
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:09 pm

» What region am I in now?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:54 pm

» Get Moving!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:14 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic: Edible Flowers
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:39 am

» The Thyme to Dye is Coming!
by SwampTroll Yesterday at 9:57 am

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:27 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:25 am

» Garden pics from S/W Illinois
by yolos Sun 21 May 2017, 4:57 pm

» Row Cover Material - garden blankets
by sanderson Sun 21 May 2017, 1:44 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Sun 21 May 2017, 12:22 pm

» Potato growing
by bigblue94 Sun 21 May 2017, 11:30 am

» Greeting from Mo!
by sanderson Sun 21 May 2017, 4:29 am

» Keeping bees
by IrishDigger Sun 21 May 2017, 3:47 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Will this kill my worms?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Will this kill my worms?

Post  Stevenhazel1980 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 1:31 pm

Hello everyone, I hope the approaching fall shows signs of good harvest. I have a 4 X 4 12" deep which I have been having some success growing Cucumbers, eggplant, peppers and a few other hot weather items while it's too hot to grow much else in Florida while I'm waiting on our "real" growing season to start in September. Very Happy

I just received my worms in the mail today for my vermicompost bins. I have set up 2 35 gallon bins (one in the other for proper drainage) and layered shredded newspaper, peat, some old rotten seaweed and some frozen table scraps I've been saving for them. So it seems they are going to have a good start.

NOW the problem is that Isaac gave us quite a bit of rain and my 25 lb paper bag of bone meal was soaked thru the tarp which was covering it (the tarp must have had holes that were too tiny to see). It is infested with maggots. Will this be ok to give to my worms, maggots and all? I would think that since it's fish bones they would do excellent on it.

My next question is whether this would be ok to still use in the garden. I am not sure how maggots will interact with the other worms and life in the soil or if it getting we has changed it somehow.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any help would be appreciated.

Happy harvest!
avatar
Stevenhazel1980

Posts : 4
Join date : 2012-07-13
Location : Stuart, Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Will this kill my worms?

Post  llama momma on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 1:57 pm

You want to talk to an expert, it's not me but I can give you an expert " on a platter !

Rhonda Sherman, here on this page is not only info on her but she gives her email address too!
Let us know how this turns out, ok?


http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/people/professionals/sherman/


Last edited by llama momma on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 1:57 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4778
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Will this kill my worms?

Post  CharlesB on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 1:57 pm

I wouldn't put the maggots in with the worms. Bone meal, maggots and all can go right in your garden.

avatar
CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Will this kill my worms?

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