Take care of the environment and the environment will take care of you.
|Posted on February 28, 2017 at 9:50 PM||comments (11286)|
We are proudly announce that Global Worming will recycle all the organic wastes from Polar Greens and convert them into nutrient rich worm castings, at no extra cost for both parties.
This is a win-win solution because Polar Greens soilless mixture is high in nitrogen and carbon making them perfect foods for our always hungry Red Wiggler worms!
Let’s work together to make our planet a little bit greener by keeping organic wastes away from our local landfills, while producing some of the best top soil in the world!
|Posted on February 10, 2017 at 3:20 PM||comments (2964)|
How much we need to feed the worms depends on the size of bin and the amount of worms. Remember the 2:1 ratio for worms. Two lbs of worms is needed for one pound of food per day. The surface area of the bin should be 2 square feet if 2 lbs of waste in one week is consumed.
If we are going on a vacation, we don't need a worm sitter unless we leave for longer than 2 weeks. We could feed the worms a little extra just before we leave. This is the best part of having worms as pets! Feed them and leave them undisturbed. This way, we can go away for up to 14 days.
|Posted on February 9, 2017 at 4:25 PM||comments (7245)|
After weeks of adding food wastes the bedding goes down due to a combination of worm activity and micro organism activities. Decomposition and composting are taking place. The large amounts of castings might become harmful to the worms. So if we see bedding becomes darker in colour, it is the time to consider harvesting the castings and changing the bedding.
If the worm bins are correctly maintained, worm population should be double every 2 to 3 months. To harvest the worms from the old bedding, dump the contents of the worm bin on a sheet of plastic or a table. The worms will go down into the pile if we expose them to strong light. After a short time remove the top layer of the bedding up to the point we encounter worms. Wait a short time, and continue peeling the pile. Repeat the process until no more bedding left. We will end up with lots of worms cling together into a red meat ball. This is stressful for the worms so we need to quickly weigh them and put them back to their new bin.
|Posted on February 9, 2017 at 3:25 PM||comments (3919)|
We are proud to announce that Global Worming has been selected as one of the top 8 new startup businesses in the year of 2016, by FM 94.7 a multi culture radio station in Calgary area.
The following picture was taken when Ming was attending the final Startup Pitch Competition on November 26 2016 at the Hilton Garden Hotel in N.E. Calgary. Go Global Worming go!
|Posted on October 8, 2016 at 12:10 AM||comments (1642)|
The easiest way to tell when the vermicompost is ready is when you look in the worm bin and most of the original bedding is gone. The original bedding will have been "changed" into a dark colour, earthy-smelling vermicompost. Vermicompost is a mixture of decomposed organic matter and worm castings (worm poop). The process takes anywhere from a few weeks to six months, based on the size of the bin and the number of worms. The longer you let the worms work, the finer and richer the vermicompost will be and eventually turn to worm castings only. The downside, however, is that the longer the worms work, the fewer worms you will have in the bin, as they will die off due to living in their own castings for longer periods. My recommendation would be to harvest somewhere in the middle at about the three-month mark to find a happy balance between the two.
|Posted on October 8, 2016 at 12:05 AM||comments (1961)|
No one wants to eat wax but sometimes you just don't know. Go into a grocery store and try to buy an apple that isn't shiny. You probably can't. They cover all apples in wax because they know it will attract customers. People are naturally drawn to shining and glowing things.
So next time peal an apple before you eat it. Save the apple peals for your worms. Red worms love apple peals & the core. Plus the shinny wax may be toxic to human won't do any harm to the worms.
|Posted on October 8, 2016 at 12:00 AM||comments (6562)|
On Feb. 1st, 2016, City of Calgary increased the rate for commercial vehicle loads of garbage containing paper and cardboard, from $113 to $170 per tonne. That is an over 50% jump. So it is better to recycle your paper and cardboard before hauling them to the landfills.
Did you know shred paper and cardboards make excellent worm bedding? Did you know worms also love to eat the glue in between cardboard layers? That is because glue is made from cornstarch, and therefore, contains nutrients in it.
|Posted on March 22, 2016 at 6:05 PM||comments (2616)|
If a worm is cut in half, will both parts grow back? The answer is "It depends". Worms do have a remarkable capacity to regenerate lost or injured parts, but this capacity is limited. Depending on where the worm was cut, the anterior end may be able to regenerate a new tail. The trail, however, can not regrow a new head.