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Post  hammock gal on 4/13/2016, 4:05 pm

Today I went to the horse farm to get my last two composts, so now I have vermicompost, horse manure, screened and mixed with vermicompost according to the farmer,  lobster compost, chicken manure and cow manure. Here's my question. As I'm working in the flower beds in the yard, should I take any worms I come across and add them to my SFG, or will there be worm "eggs", if that's what they're called, in the vermicompost, that will hatch and grow into nice red wigglers?
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Post  sanderson on 4/13/2016, 4:21 pm

I hope someone else replies, because I'm thinking of a couple of things. Don't know if I'm wrong or not.

You may be lucky to get some viable worm eggs in the worm castings if they are fresh. Some folks pick up worms and put them in their beds, so yes, put "found" worms in the bed if you want. I have done it a few times.

I notice that you have vermicompost, lobster compost, manure, manure and manure as your 5 ingredients. Was the horse manure well composted? Are the chicken and cow manures composted? I'm wondering if the mix will be a little heavy on the manure/nitrogen end?? Anyone? You can still add Ecoscraps Compost (veggie-based at Home Depot) or Whole Foods veggie based compost.Volume-wise, they are cheaper than worm castings/vermicompost and probably cheaper than lobster compost. The more "sources" of ingredients the more chance you are covering the nutrient needs of the plants.

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Post  hammock gal on 4/13/2016, 4:29 pm

@sanderson wrote:I hope someone else replies, because I'm thinking of a couple of things.  Don't know if I'm wrong or not.

You may be lucky to get some viable worm eggs in the worm castings if they are fresh.  Some folks pick up worms and put them in their beds, so yes, put "found" worms in the bed if you want.  I have done it a few times.

I notice that you have vermicompost, lobster compost, manure, manure and manure as your 5 ingredients.  Was the horse manure well composted?  Are the chicken and cow manures composted?  I'm wondering if the mix will be a little heavy on the manure/nitrogen end??  Anyone?  You can still add Ecoscraps Compost (veggie-based at Home Depot) or Whole Foods veggie based compost.Volume-wise, they are cheaper than worm castings/vermicompost and probably cheaper than lobster compost.  The more "sources" of ingredients the more chance you are covering the nutrient needs of the plants.

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Sorry, yes the manures have been composted.
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