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feeding enough?

Posted by wendrew8 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 11, 10 at 21:53

It's easy to tell if you overfeed with the stinky bin, etc. but how do I know if I'm feeding enough??


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RE: feeding enough?

If you always have some rotting food in the bin, you are not underfeeding.

I batch feed -- when the old batch is almost gone, in goes the new batch of food and bedding.


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RE: feeding enough?

What I have read so far, worms will re-process their poop. Don't worry too much about under-feeding.


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I am actually concerned about underfeeding because my family of 8 makes alot more waste than I can handle with the worms right now and so I am trying to make sure that I am feeding them as much as I can without the stinky bin syndrome! Someday, I will have a second bin, I hope, but my husband isn't too enamored with the first one and so I'm trying to take it slow and let him see how useful it is. I don't need the castings/fertilizer much right now as much as I just am trying to cut down on landfill.


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RE: feeding enough?

Turn the dial all the way up to stinky and then back off one notch.


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Hah, yes turn the dial up to 11!


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RE: feeding enough?

  • Posted by karendee 5Wst. of Chicago,IL (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 18, 10 at 15:29

"Turn the dial all the way up to stinky and then back off one notch."

I love it! I am doing perfect got stinky so I am slowing down the feedling...

Karen


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