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Compost,Worms and Soil

A group to discuss the benifits of Compost, Worms and Soil and how we and our plants can learn and interact as a result of these inputs. 

Location: Brisbane and beyond
Members: 33
Latest Activity: May 29, 2020

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Compost Worms and Farms

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Russell James Jan 30, 2019. 13 Replies

I have found some interesting information and a supplier who is based in Gin Gin, Queensland. I am not sure how his prices compare to others but he does have a variety of species in his mix.Compost…Continue

COMPOST RIDDLE - FINALLY WORKED IT OUT I THINK

Started by Christa. Last reply by Russell James Jan 17, 2019. 27 Replies

Our intention, with the soil in our yard is to build it up and let it take care of itself eventually in a natural way.   The wicking bins also need topping up annually.   We are tying to make things…Continue

Tags: AEROBIN, RATIO, COMPOST

Water (free) from air = better health

Started by Mark Braz. Last reply by Lissa Mar 9, 2016. 1 Reply

Check this outclean water from our own air, drink yasterdays humidity, no chemicals or additivesSouth Africa are trying to stitch this up…Continue

Tags: solar, water, free

What is Aerobic Compost Tea?

Started by Mark Braz. Last reply by Sophie Mar 8, 2016. 5 Replies

What is Aerobic Compost Tea?Aerobic worm tea is also refereed to as aerobic compost tea, and is known mostly for its ability to boost microbiological activity in soil by adding beneficial bacteria,…Continue

Tags: Aerobic, tea, Compost

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Comment by Mark Braz on February 28, 2016 at 17:34

Black Soldier Fly

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 28, 2016 at 17:11

Sorry Mark what is BSF.

Comment by Mark Braz on February 28, 2016 at 15:52

Are you still after some BSF Dianne?

Comment by Mark Braz on February 28, 2016 at 15:51

The fine cocout grind, soaked and aged a few days in the water,drain and rinse again.

This helps to remove and reduce the salt content.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 26, 2016 at 5:28

I will have to put your Worm advice on my Must Do List Mark. They need a good clean out. Tell me what do you use as your bedding mix?

Comment by Rob Collings on February 25, 2016 at 22:29

Love the worm advice Mark, thanks.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on February 23, 2016 at 20:03

I didn't know that.  Thanks Mark!

Comment by Mark Braz on February 23, 2016 at 18:39

It will soon be a little cooler, this is a great time to do a worm farm revamp.

 Stop feeding scraps, wait untill all food is gone. Grab some chook food pellets and wet them up, make 3 handfull size scoops in the feed tray and add the wet pellets to the hole. Your worms will come from heck to feed on the wet pellet mix. Wait s couple of days and start removing your worms by the handful around the wet pellets. This is how you remove clean worm from the farm. Set the worms aside and remove your castings, redo a new bedding mix , wet it up well and put the worms back or split to a new farm/ box.

Comment by Mark Braz on February 22, 2016 at 7:52

Rockmelon is another super food for your worms,they love it.

It will also boost your worms reproduction.

Comment by Susan on February 13, 2016 at 20:46

I compost, but not to any formula.  I usually have 3 areas on the go so that I can always get some by digging to the bottom if needed.  I don't mix, but then, my chickens get in there and do a great job of turning it over.  The only pile that doesn't get this treatment is the one in the vegie patch (NO WAY am I letting the chickens loose in there).  It does usually take a bit longer but no matter.  I toss a lot of the food scraps into the chook pen with fresh lawn clippings.  Every 3 months or so, I scrape as much as I can out again and add that to a pile of horse manure and dried grass clippings from the *extended* backyard, water it in and there it sits until I need it.  

 

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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