All My Worms Are Gone! *** Happen?

Discussion in 'Organic Growing' started by GrowRebel, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 17, 2011 #141

    Roddy

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    THANKS Soil! I appreciate the help and will post those questions again!! And you're correct, I'll be the bigger man and ignore the foolishness again. Just hate when someone tries to shut me up, makes me wanna shout louder....sorry!

    I wonder though, does this stuff supposedly stay toxic, or can it become useful with time...like maybe a month or two? Or doesn't that supposed food in the soil ever become safe to use?

    I'm guessing it does, which is why I'm having such great results.



    So...even if it is unfinished compost, it's still going to produce useful teas in the end...if one were worried about making tea? I wonder if, by dilute he could also mean mix well with other ingredients in an effort to make a supersoil?

    And....

    I'll add one more thing to this, I've read people in this very forum putting worms in their pots, these worms still alive after the harvest. I am willing to bet my hind teeth that the people that did this didn't add food, so the worms lived, but not on anyting in the soil that would harm the plant...right?

    So, reasonable to say that worms could live in my soil long after the "toxic" contaminants are gone?
     
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  2. Dec 17, 2011 #142

    soil

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    what ? are we talkin the worm dirt or "tea" right now ?


    if the unfinished compost is mixed with other soil an organic matter , then allowing it to "cook" will make the soil stable (an a supersoil in my opinion)

    the unfinished compost is full of beneficials , but in some cases it can be full of pathogens an other toxins too. the adding an aerating of other ingredients will fix that an make the whole mix stable.

    was that your question ?


    well thats hard to answer cause everyones mix is different. worms need certain conditions to live in , an most growers pots are not those conditions.

    with that said , the worms in your mix will eat that "toxic" stuff (why cant we cuss , this is difficult) an turn it into good dirt an beneficials. thats pretty much what the worms do .... eat good an bad microbes an **** out pure beauty. :D

    if someones worms made it in the pot all the way till harvest then they had plenty of moisture an organic matter in the mix to keep them happy. any organic matter is food to them , so top dressing with stuff would help to keep them fed.

    all in all , your average growers environment is not gonna keep worms around. they will leave or die (an turn into good food for the soil!)

    i would say you have the ultimate organic growing environment if you got worms living happy with the plants. there are numerous things worms can do to help the soil an the roots.



    i dont know if i answered any of your questions or not ? :stoned:






    soil :fid:
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2011 #143

    Roddy

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    This is perfect, it does answer my questions well, THANKS!!

    I do allow my soil to cook, the stuff sits for quite awhile all mixed up, with the wd sitting much longer than that before being used. I wouldn't be surprised, then, to find none (worms) in the older bags, which I would suppose means it's fairly free of toxicity. I've still got some from the first load I bought! :)

    THANKS again, soil!
     
  4. Dec 18, 2011 #144

    soil

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    yes the free worms your gettin are still working on the WD, when you get it, plus its in a pile out front so it gets plenty of air, i wouldnt be scared to use the dirt as is , but of course since i cook my dirt , i might as well cook that too.


    soil :D
     
  5. May 9, 2013 #145

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    too much food is bad?
     

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