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RE: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1834 - 4 msgs about worms

  • Subject: [cg] RE: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1834 - 4 msgs about worms
  • From: "Diane Dodge" <dianefaydodge@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 13:49:34 -0500


Hello all you wormy folks,


I don't dispute your red wiggler recommendations, my compost bins are filled with them and they are very good workers. But as far as using them for fishing, be extremely cautious how you use earthworms. Most species of earthworms ain't from here and have no natural enemies. Dumping worms in the lake or on the shore can be VERY DETRIMENTAL to our forests.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://www.nrri.umn.edu/worms/

Sorry you can't just click on it, but I've changed my email to plain text to prevent you from getting lots of gobbledygook in the digest.

Having given you the above information, I have to also tell you that my son is in a folk-rock band called "Dances with Worms".............go figure.

Diane Dodge, St. Paul (Zone 4), MN

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Subject: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1834 - 4 msgs
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 12:00:19 -0500


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  1. Some wormy questions (Sharon Gordon)
  2. Re: Some wormy questions (Mike McGrath)
  3. RE: Some wormy questions (Cary Oshins)
  4. Re: Some wormy questions (simmonsm@bloomington.in.us)

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Message: 1
From: "Sharon Gordon" <gordonse@one.net>
To: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:23:18 -0400
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Subject: [cg] Some wormy questions

One of my fellow community gardeners brought up a question I couldn't
answer, so I thought I would ask here.

Is there a worm that is a good compost worm and also useful as fishing bait?

And related to this, does anyone do vermicomposting on their plots? And if
so how do you protect your worms from Zone 6-7 heat and cold extremes?

Sharon
gordonse@one.net


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Message: 2
Reply-To: "Mike McGrath" <MikeMcG@PTD.net>
From: "Mike McGrath" <MikeMcG@PTD.net>
To: "Sharon Gordon" <gordonse@one.net>, <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Subject: Re: [cg] Some wormy questions
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:20:11 -0400
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Sharon:
    The best worm bin citizens are red wrigglers; which, yes are also sold
as bait worms. But they are only recommended for use IN worm bins and the
bins must be indoors over winter in the North. Outdoor beds should already
be full of their own worms--naturally.


----Mike McG ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sharon Gordon" <gordonse@one.net> To: <community_garden@mallorn.com> Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 9:23 AM Subject: [cg] Some wormy questions


> One of my fellow community gardeners brought up a question I couldn't
> answer, so I thought I would ask here.
>
> Is there a worm that is a good compost worm and also useful as fishing
bait?
>
> And related to this, does anyone do vermicomposting on their plots? And if
> so how do you protect your worms from Zone 6-7 heat and cold extremes?
>
> Sharon
> gordonse@one.net
>
>
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Message: 3
From: Cary Oshins <caryoshins@lehighcounty.org>
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: RE: [cg] Some wormy questions
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:28:38 -0400
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Eisenia foetida, know variously as redworm, red wiggler, tiger, tiger
brandling, and others, is the best worm for vermicomposting. Go to
www.wormwoman.com for lots more info. As for vermicomposting in the garden,
garden wastes by themselves are not the optimal food, but will support some
level of population. I have played around with adding Eisenia to Earth
Machine home composters that have been distributed by Cooperative Extension
here in PA, with very good results. The worms helped process the wastes, so
that it actually looked like the adds where food goes in the top and
beautiful crumbly compost comes out the bottom. The worms are able to
adjust to outside temp fluctuations by moving up and down in the bin,
hanging out right down near the bottom where it does not freeze over the
winter.


Cary Oshins
Composting Specialist
Lehigh County Office Of Solid Waste and Recycling
Allentown, PA
caryoshins@lehighcounty.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Gordon [mailto:gordonse@one.net]
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 9:23 AM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] Some wormy questions


One of my fellow community gardeners brought up a question I couldn't answer, so I thought I would ask here.

Is there a worm that is a good compost worm and also useful as fishing bait?

And related to this, does anyone do vermicomposting on their plots? And if
so how do you protect your worms from Zone 6-7 heat and cold extremes?

Sharon
gordonse@one.net


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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 08:44:48 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [cg] Some wormy questions
From: simmonsm@bloomington.in.us
To: "Sharon Gordon" <gordonse@one.net>
Cc: community_garden@mallorn.com

Red brandling worms are excellent for both.  We don't do vermicomposting
on site here in Bloomington, IN (zone 5), although we do worm finishing of
compost in our community garden bins.

Michael

> One of my fellow community gardeners brought up a question I couldn't
> answer, so I thought I would ask here.
>
> Is there a worm that is a good compost worm and also useful as fishing
> bait?
>
> And related to this, does anyone do vermicomposting on their plots? And if
> so how do you protect your worms from Zone 6-7 heat and cold extremes?
>
> Sharon
> gordonse@one.net
>
>
> ______________________________________________________
> The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of
> ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and
> to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org
>
>
> To post an e-mail to the list: community_garden@mallorn.com
>
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