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Re: [RC] Worm Farming - Dyane Smith

I had always thought that you covered the pile with a tarp to prevent it getting too much moisture (not really a problem in my area or at least with my size compost pile). Is that the reason or some other reason? I need to buy enough hose to run up to the compost pile which is several hundred feet from the nearest hydrant which is at the barn so I can keep it moist.

I expect I'm just lazy but I had hoped to be able to throw a bunch of worms on the pile and let them do the work for me. I do turn it from time to time and in the last 10 years I have been able to harvest 3 dump truck loads of good compost.

The benefit of having worms is they turn the compost into rich garden soil. Compost seems to work best as mulch.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Rebecca Hackworth" <bechack@xxxxxxx>
To: <Ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 9:30 PM
Subject: [RC] Worm Farming



Worm farming is a fabulous way to compost horse manure especially. You can make $$ from the worms and from the compost it self.

You throw it all in a big pile. Dampen the pile.  Cover with a blue
tarp. Wait until the pile is no longer "hot" several days or so.

When it is cool, then you can make rows (like a wheelbarrow full
high) for as long of an area as you have to work with.  Innoculate
with worms.  Of course they can be bought off the internet.

Keep moist, not wet.  Wait.  Yes, you can turn the rows, just
carefully.

Black gold and fat worms.




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