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I came upon it, because a neighbour of mine ended up with seeds germing inside of the wormbin! The die in the bucket. After fermenting the food waste with the seeds, it can still be added to the wormbin, to get the plus of the vermicomposting system John 16 March at 7: Reason given was weed seeds will be choked out and castings vermicompost business plan all their nutrient goodness will be there for the vermicompost business plan when the roots grow down and will need it.
Vidyut 11 July at 4: That way, any seeds will have died in the heat of the compost, and the vermicompost will still be useful. The other idea that comes to mind is to create a separate vermicompost bin which can be smaller easier to feed — less effort spent on controlling that contains carefully seed free materials, while the regular bin can take everything else.
Seedlings will hardly need large quantities. A small bin ought to work for most people. Nick 4 November at 4: Heat kills organic material—why not boil worm food before feeding the worms? I think that should kill seeds; seems like it would also make the food nice and soft for the worms, though only after sacrificing some of the nutrition that stays in the boiled water.
The other idea I have is to submerge worm food in water and freeze it. Completely saturated seeds that freeze should die, and then they should rot in the worm bin, and then the worms should eat them. That said, I like the idea of exposing the worm castings to light, and breaking off seedlings that grow, before mixing it with my seed stater mix.
Right now, I have squash and beans? Maybe I should use them for sprouts? They do say we will be the tropics in a few years! Morgan 19 March at 8: I learned from most of his mistakes and currently keep about gallons of active worms.
The majority of the seeds that make it into my bins germinate in the bins and die off well before it gets to the stage where I am making potting mix out of it. After you harvest your castings, let them age in ideal conditions for seed germination.
I finish my castings mixed with biochar, sand and perlite in an undrilled bin with a loose fitting top for up to a year usually it just overwinters for six or seven months in my basement near the furnace before starting seeds in it.
I realize that a certain amount of patience is involved, but like seasoning firewood, or aging cider, it is well worth it.
Andrew 21 April at 1: First, you could heat up your feed food scraps before putting it in the worm bin. This should kill the seeds.
Second, you could keep your worm bins in a place that gets just the smallest amount of sunlight, so that everything germinates in the bin. The germinated seeds will die off, or you could just do a quick snip and bury.
The benefit of this is that the seed turned into something the worms love to eat, raw dead veggies. As for worms killing weed seeds, there is some data that actually supports it, but the worm bin conditions are important to take note of.
The best results come from flow-through systems with a high density of worms to kill pathogens and weed seeds.
We had countless germinating seeds on the top layer of our flow-through bins, but not really anything weedy coming out the bottom after harvesting castings. Keep in mind, most weeds are not heavy feeders, they do not sense an opportunity for a niche when they are surrounded by black gold.
They sense that tomatoes and other Nitrogen hogs are going to shade them right out. Best to remain in the soil profile until the tomato uses all the Nitrogen and I can sprout and do my business. Dave 22 April at You have all the worm wants! They process it so fine that you hardly have to screen it.
Give them a little grit for the gizzard!I recently read an article about a study that found that using worm castings in your seed-starting mix can help prevent damping off.I’ve never had a problem so far with damping off, but since I have a ready supply of worm castings .
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I recently read an article about a study that found that using worm castings in your seed-starting mix can help prevent damping off.I’ve never had a problem so far with damping off, but since I have a ready supply of worm castings at my disposal, I figured it was worth a shot.
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