How many??

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How many??

Postby afcbpaul » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:29 pm

OK I am very new to this, but I am a grass care professional and I would like vermicompost to make compost tea.

I have access to large amounts of horse manure, and I know that will make good worm feed once it has completed the first hot composting.

But what I would like to know is:
1.Is it better to have fewer large worms in my wormery or many more smaller ones?
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Re: How many??

Postby NigelB » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:58 pm

Welcome afcbpaul

The more worms you have the quicker the waste will be composted, also if you have a mix of sizes, you will have worms of breeding size that will be busy laying eggs, increasing the population and there will also be juveniles and babies that like all creatures will be feeding and growing. If you go to the web site, under the composting section you will find advice sheets, have a look at "establishing a wormery"

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