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earthworm bed plan 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0  
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I've been farming blueberries and scuppernongs for twenty nine years.
My plan, six years ago, was to add to my farm by propagating flowering
bushes to sell such as Crapemyrtle, Blueberry, Azalea etc. I began to
buy publications about propagation of plants that mentioned how
earthworms castings were perfect fertilizer for the tender roots of
cuttings. I propagated some plants but the more I read about earthworms
I became more interested in raising worms than propagating plants. (I
have since come to the conclusion that writers that tell us about the
glamour of selling worms are writers who write books to sell books).
Anyway I turned my propagation bed into a worm bed 4'X20' using cement
blocks. I started with 6000 worms and by Fall my first year the bed was
saturated with worms. Great right? No, not so great because the bed
was also saturated with fire ants. I experimented four years building,
adding to, taking away and finally came up with the solution. A bed
that would 1) eliminate ants 2) eliminate the breeding of mosquitoes,
3) slow evaporation saves labor by infrequent watering, two weeks or longer
between watering the bed. 4) stands above ground, no moles can reach it,
5) no crawling on knees to harvest castings or worms 6) no sitting on the
bed frame to pick worms 7) no back breaking pain leaning down to pick worms.
8) Insulated top and bottom for use in cold climates 9)BEST OF ALL IT NEVER GETS TOO WET AND NEVER NEEDS DRAINING. I can hear you saying he's lying! No I'm not lying everything I'm saying here is true.

If you are interested in this idea contact me on this address.
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Re:earthworm bed plan 5 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 1  
Hello JIV,

It sounds interesting. We would enjoy it if you would discuss your plan in the forum for group analysis.

Thank you,

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Re:earthworm bed plan 5 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 0  
This worm bed is copyrighted and I cannot disclose, in detail, some of the features. Namely in features one, two and three. All of the others are self explanatory. If anyone has a question I will try to answer it.

Jim Ivey
 
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Re:earthworm bed plan 5 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 1  
OK Jim

Thank you for the reply.

We are going to send this thread over to the business forum.

Good luck with raising your worms.

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