Here is me trying to to do my 10 tax stuff and this Rossco bloke pops up with his 4000th post . Good on ya mate , well done , not many old die hards left , very good to see
It is not hard to grow bureaucratic worms that eat your income but , natuarl one are a bit more difficult
The best arrangement I have seen involves stacking re-cycle crates , with holes in the floor , filled with potting mix mixed with leaf litter and a hessian bag on top to retain moisture . Occasional adding of water is necessary but , essentially it is a dryish mix kept in a cool dark location.
Around here we have and endless supply of Horse poo. It is in reasonably high demand including for growing worms. Apparently our horses produce , without drenching chemicals , excellent crap
Not done yet , but , I have been encouraged to use ribbed roof decking , filled with horse dung and with carpet laid over the top. The carpet apparently has water sprinkled over it every now and again so as to slowly move down to the organic matter.
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Congrats on 4000 posts Murrayman2. I have a question about the worms you are using for bait. Are they the red worms or tiger worms? Cos if they are then you will NEVER have to buy worms again. Those worm farms they sell at Bunnings will have em breeding in no time, and they would embarrass a horny pair of rabbits with their breeding rate. IMO, however, they are not my fist choice for bait worms.
If they are scrub worms or others, they don't seem to work too well in a worm farm, but I remember as a kid keeping them alive in a plastic tub with 8 inches of garden soil in the bottom, and a couple of handfuls of grass clippings under a moist hessian sack over the top of them for cover and moisture retention. Keep em moist, but don't drown them. I used to add to the population every time I dug the garden over.
Hope this helps.
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I've got one of the worm farms from Bunnings and that's great for the redworms (tigers, brandlings) all vegetable waste goes in there and they pretty much look after themselves, the main concern with all worms is to keep them in the shade and cool, on those really hot days (we haven't had any this year) I put a couple of old water soaked towels over the container.
Tasmanian Scrub worms are especially prone to overheating so its critical to keep them as cool as you can without them being too wet, plus you have to use a media that is suitable like bark and leaf litter. If you can get that right they will even mulitiply.
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Strewth Rossco, 4,000, well done mate, coulda been 5,000 without the holidays
can you deliver some worms over to Robinvale at Easter for me? I'll put some signs out for you. _________________ PROUD MEMBER OF THE F.F.F.C.
Camper & boat setup looks the goods mate, used to do something similar before the latest boat, had a lot of fun with it until the kids got bigger & the boat became dangerous with a few of us in it. Now we gotta take 2 cars
Here in 2004 at Manangatang on the way to Robinvale for easter.
Still can't believe we haven't caught up yet.
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