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    Question "Simple Living" and worm composting

    Anyone else see this series by Wanda Urbanska? It's really interesting and has struck a chord with DH and I. I think we'll try to stretch ourselves a little further as a result. Will talk to DH about vermiculture composting. It would be really handy in winter. Just not sure we have enough food waste to feed the little beggars!

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    I have a worm bin, and don't have a problem generating enough food for them, between what my birds don't eat and my leftovers. It would depend, of course, on how many worms you started with, but the general rule of thumb is 2,000 worms per adult in the household. Double that if any of the adults are vegetarians.
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    How much is 2000 worms in pounds? I've only seen them sold by weight.

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    I think the conversion is around 1,000 worms per pound. This includes the compost, though. (In other words, if you order 1 lb of worms, you'll get about 1,000 worms and the compost they come in.)
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    Wow. I needed this information and didn't think there was a formula of worms/adults in the household. Hmmm.....the things you learn at FV!

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