Breaking Ice : ( ) by Accidentally Worming.

cats39(z5 Upstate NY)January 30, 2005

Hi All!

Seeing that weÂre sorta caught up in the period of "Winter Waiting" I hope IÂm not being a bore? If your interested I sent a follow-up to the Vermicomposting Forum entitled "Accidental Worming".

There was a reply and a link to photos showing small Red Worm CocoonÂs and another showing the emergence of one of the babies. I found the photo shot's interesting. If youÂve never seen I hope you would too (?) and the reason for the post.

WeÂre getting closer. Only 60 days Âtil the 1st of April. And according to "Weather Underground" weÂre gaining just about 18 minutes on each end of daylight this week.

By the way I hope you enjoy this weekÂs Winter Weather in CNY. It appears as though itÂs going to be a more normal one, and you WS'ers might get a chance to see your container's with the possible snow melt. This week surely is going to be more of my kinda winter and one that I donÂt mind handling. Just to be able to get outside more than ten minutes at a time without freezing to death is going to be exhilarating.

Have a great day and week!

Jim

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cats39(z5 Upstate NY)

I wrote:

weÂre gaining just about 18 minutes on each end of daylight this week.

That's a TOTAL 18 minutes FROM each end and not 18 minutes
ON each end. Wouldn't it be nice though?

    Bookmark   January 30, 2005 at 8:46AM
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kareen(z5 NY Renss.Co.)

Hi ,
Jim or anyone , if you know a source for Red Worms in this area could you email me privately and put Red worms in the subject line so I don't think its spam ? Thanks .

Here is a link that might be useful: Our pond and gardens

    Bookmark   January 30, 2005 at 12:23PM
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robbiezone5(z5 HudsonValley)

what are red worms?

    Bookmark   February 1, 2005 at 3:09PM
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cats39(z5 Upstate NY)

Hi Robbie!

To best answer, you might want to visit the vermicomposting Forum page. I personally never knew of or heard of the word until a few weeks or months ago. But virtually red worms lye beneath our feet in most of NYS soils and as we so often do, we take things like red worms for granted.

I came across the process of realizing the importance of the worm castings created by the red worm in our compost piles by accident. Although IÂve never asked it appears that many places either donÂt have a back yards or a source in able to acquire them and for those red worms are available through purchasing - on average of $20.00 per lb.

To give more detail you might want to check out this link:

http://lancaster.unl.edu/enviro/pest/factsheets/107-97.htm

Have a great Day!
Jim
If you live in CNY donÂt be fooled - our Ground Hog Day isnÂt Âtil Mar 2nd :>(

    Bookmark   February 2, 2005 at 5:56AM
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robbiezone5(z5 HudsonValley)

thanks for the link, jim. it was VERY informative. thank you!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2005 at 9:34AM
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