Does anyone else ever feel completely clueless?

byrdmandoJuly 25, 2014

I am 16 days into my first venture into worms farming. They seem to be doing well...When I check on them, they seem to be pretty active and a heck of alot faster then I ever expected and lots of the food I have given them is being eaten...still,

I dont know if I am feeding them enough. I often wonder if I have given them enough bedding. I wonder if I have the bedding moist enough. I wonder if any are dying and I am just not noticing. etc. etc.

I have a suspicion that this is alot of "on the job training".

I have been reading "Worms eat my garbage" and while a great book it does not answer lots of questions specifically related to me.

I just feel pretty clueless. I am sure that will change as I glean more knowledge.

Bedford County, Va.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I felt the same way when I first started. I have learned that these creatures seem to thrive best if you neglect them a little. I will throw some food in and may not come back to visit the bin for a week and they seem to thrive.
Now this might not be the optimal way to produce vermi but it works for me.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 12:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think everyone experiences this feeling at some point or another. I went through the "just when I think I have figured outs" so many times it was crazy. It is a learning experience every day. But most importantly it is a getting to know your worms. I have 3 large mega populated bins. (yes it is time to split the bins again) and each bin is different. Those worms may "LOOK" alike but they all don't necessarily act alike. I have a bin that loves to stay around the bottom. I have a bin that is fast as greased lightening to get to the food. I have a bin of pure food pigs. Stop trying to second guess yourself. For everything you do right then there will be worms that just kick up a fuss anyway. Some things you will do wrong and the worms will still survive. Enjoy the learning curve and just go with the flow. Stay tuned to this site. Trust me all you could EVER need or want to know is here. This became my "go to" site everytime I had a question or doubt. Don't feel like you have to have a worm cam going on them. They will be ok, trust me. You will KNOW when things aren't good in wormville. They will pack their bags and head for the great out of bin. Have fun. That's why we all do this.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 3:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hey, I feel like this too. I have had my bin for 6 weeks. I have BSF in mine and I have seen different things by different people as to leave alone or try to get rid of them. So I am just biding my time and seeing what happens

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 10:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

When my son was newborn, I used to wake up several times in the night just to make sure he is breathing. Now I'm doing that with my worms, only in the day :p

I suppose eventually I'll learn enough to know what to expect and stop checking anxiously just because I want em to live :D

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 2:20AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Serving up a tray of worms
Just thought I'd share a pic of my worm project. Been...
David Myhra
worms won't leave bottom tier of worm factory
I got a worm factory for Christmas. I had 5 gal bucket...
Moldy Coffee Grounds
I have a large plastic container of used coffee grounds...
Chuckie's shoe totes
I'm gearing up for spring and milk jug AACT to use...
putting bin outside to deal with fly problem?
I have been trying to deal with an infestation of flies since...
Sponsored Products
Patio Living Concepts Outdoor Lighting. San Juan 60 in. White Outdoor Floor Lamp
Home Depot
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Momeni Rugs Luster Shag Champagne 2 ft. x
$49.00 | Home Depot
Heritage Black and Beige Rectangular: 5 Ft. x 8 Ft. Rug
$266.95 | Bellacor
Sugarcraft Cake Plunger Cutters (33 pieces)
Column Radiator White Floor Mounting Kit Legs For Traditional Style
Hudson Reed
Steve Silver Victoria Server - Mango - VC500SB
$876.00 | Hayneedle
Column Hammered Copper Pedestal Sink
Signature Hardware
Mission Statement 6-piece Duvet Cover and Insert Set
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™