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
» Seed Organizing Ideas
by sanderson Today at 2:49 am

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Today at 12:35 am

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by sanderson Today at 12:27 am

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos Yesterday at 11:06 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:00 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by farmersgranddaughter Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:58 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan Yesterday at 12:43 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:16 am

» excited to be here!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/17/2018, 10:20 pm

» New England Feb 2018
by sanderson 2/17/2018, 8:14 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2018, 11:42 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by has55 2/17/2018, 8:17 am

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/16/2018, 3:15 pm

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by sanderson 2/15/2018, 12:08 pm

» Mystery plant - need ID please
by yolos 2/14/2018, 8:44 pm

» new to the site from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:36 pm

» Hiya from Massachussets
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:31 pm

» What I learned this year
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:21 pm

» Happy Valentine's Day!
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:19 pm

» Jicama
by countrynaturals 2/14/2018, 3:29 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan 2/14/2018, 1:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 2/13/2018, 10:10 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/13/2018, 9:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/13/2018, 7:32 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson 2/13/2018, 2:57 am

» Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia
by sanderson 2/12/2018, 11:28 pm

» Home Depot Planter Wall Block
by sanderson 2/12/2018, 10:22 pm

» Happy to have found this site
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/12/2018, 9:48 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

What is this ????

Go down

What is this ????

Post  Kyblue on 7/7/2014, 5:33 pm

I make my own fertilizer for tomatoes and pepper etc. and notice something that is new to me.  In my fertilizer mixture I use coffee grounds. I save them in a coffee can and keep them sealed after adding other grounds to the can until it is full. Before making the mixture I bake them in the over at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.  However this year I noticed little white worms in them (same as last year). I have no ideal what this is or how they got in the used grounds. I put the grounds in a container lined with foil and set out in the 90 deg. sun to dry them. I also noticed they can not take to heat, as I was scraping around to mix the ground up a little I noticed that these thing jump around in the sun.
I have taken a picture of the worms and a short video on them jumping and will post them as soon as I can figure out how to.
Has anyone seen anything like this, or know what the worms are, or how they get into the grounds ??
Regards,
kt


avatar
Kyblue

Posts : 17
Join date : 2012-07-08
Location : Eastern Kentucky 41230

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this ????

Post  sanderson on 7/8/2014, 3:52 am

Take a photo as close as you can.  It's too hard to see any details.  Jumping worms?

Well, I just Binged "jumping worms." Looks lie there are larva (maggots) that are able to jump. Do you have a County Entomologist?


Last edited by sanderson on 7/8/2014, 4:04 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Add)
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15375
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this ????

Post  Kyblue on 7/8/2014, 12:39 pm

I made several attempts to get a better picture using two different cameras but didn't do much better, I will add the best one here. And no we do not have a County Entomologist that I am aware of but will ask around. This is a rural area and we don't have a lot here, sorry..
Actually the best view is of them jumping, but it is a video and I can't figure out how to post it. I will gladly send it to you (or anyone else) if you like. Just email me at familyties66@bellsouth.net and I will attach it to a reply. The video is 5.5 MB. and can be seen using Windows Media Player.
Regards,
kt

avatar
Kyblue

Posts : 17
Join date : 2012-07-08
Location : Eastern Kentucky 41230

View user profile

Back to top Go down

worms in coffee grounds

Post  kauairosina on 7/10/2014, 3:30 pm

We have noticed little maggot like worms in our coffee grounds from our espresso machine if I don't empty the spent grounds container soon enough.  I figured maybe larvae brought on by warmth but don't know their origin.  Will be interested in replies to this post.  Mine don't jump as far as I know.
avatar
kauairosina

Female Posts : 645
Join date : 2014-01-16
Age : 82
Location : Lawai, Hawaii, 96765

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this ????

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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