Saturday morning means cleaning out the worm bins. The mealworms are reproducing like crazy.
There are enough of them in there that they go through food fast. I put about 8 cups of chick starter and a whole bag of celery in each bin every Saturday and by next Saturday, they’ve pretty much eaten everything that was in there.
My red wigglers have been terribly neglected. The mealworms live inside the well house and it’s so well insulated in there that it never gets real hot. The red wigglers were in a shady area but this is the second summer I’ve lost most of them due to the heat. Ideally, they should not get over 80º but heck, this is Texas! I’m going to try growing them in the well house but there isn’t room to put my current setup in there. I really need red wigglers to grow, reproduce and make compost, as well as worm “tea” for the garden so I began doing research last week and decided I would give the Worm Factory 360 a try.
I re-arranged things in the well house and I think I can fit two of these in there so I ordered 2 pounds of worms. With 2 pounds of worms, I could get close to 20 pounds of compost/castings per month once they get going.
I just told Vince . . I’m pretty excited about my new worm setup and he said . . yes, me too . . I can’t stop thinking about it. He is not interested in my worm farm! 🙁