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trench composting

Posted by karnina (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 11, 09 at 5:14

what happens to the worms in the trench after a season of growing?
do you leave them in the soil to die?
do you take them out somehow or maybe keep feeding them on the surface of the soil ?

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RE: trench composting

Worms won't die in the soil; they are earthworms after all. However, if you want to keep them in your trench through the winter, you definitely do want to continue feeding them. If you live in a cold place, find yourself a horse manure or cow manure resource and add plenty of it to the top of the trench as the seasons get colder. The worms will love the manure and it will produce enough heat to keep them alive and around. You may also consider buying a composting thermometer so that you can check on them as the seasons change to make sure that they can still survive the weather. Then you will know if you need to add more manure for additional heat.

RE: trench composting

AMEN mamasworncomposting.
U can also cover the top of the trench with straw as you would plants for the winter. When U had waste , U could pull the straw back.
Good Luck.

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