Cheap and Friendly Vermicomposting
I am going to start this thread with a little rant.
Most of us read this forum as an exchange of ideas and experiences. We are not into vermicomposting as a business but rather as a way to reduce our waste load in an eco-friendly manner and maybe help our gardens in the process.
(Not that I would mind somebody sending me a bunch of money to be a consultant..)
However, I have read several posts of late where somebody got screwed over buying high priced worms. Anybody reading any of my posts would glean that I believe in the DIY, start slow and cheap and develop a system approach.
To that end, I propose we help each other and any newbies get started.... Not only with knowledge but with some start-up stock itself.
I am personally not interested in counting and mailing live worms. I feel an easier method is mailing some cocoons. To that end, I will offer to sift/hand pick a quantity of cocoons from my bins and mail them to people to get started.
I realize the best method would be photo-type bubble wrap material but I am looking at a cheaper alternative. Something using maybe a few pieces of cardboard in a regular envelope and only for the price of a single stamp.
I would like to test this with somebody. Se how viable the cocoons are after mailing.
Anyway I would like to hear others thoughts on the subject.