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Another post-Sandy question

Post by Chri » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 03:56:49



My composters were inundated with sea water in Sandy. Will earthworms
survive and recover, or do I need to re-seed the bins with earthworms?

Chris

 
 
 

Another post-Sandy question

Post by David Hare-Scot » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:45:29


Quote:

> My composters were inundated with sea water in Sandy. Will earthworms
> survive and recover, or do I need to re-seed the bins with earthworms?

> Chris

Make a pile on top with compost (not composting material) or soil with a
high organic content at least 20cm deep.  Keep damp.  In two weeks turn over
and inspect for worms.

D

 
 
 

Another post-Sandy question

Post by songbir » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:05:11


Quote:

> My composters were inundated with sea water in Sandy. Will earthworms
> survive and recover, or do I need to re-seed the bins with earthworms?

  did you take a look?

  it's been long enough since Sandy to
hatch new worms.

  if the bins are kept above freezing
you should see worms in there.

  if not, replace the worm bedding and
get some new worms from a leaf pile.

  songbird

 
 
 

Another post-Sandy question

Post by Chri » Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:16:25



Quote:

> > My composters were inundated with sea water in Sandy. Will earthworms
> > survive and recover, or do I need to re-seed the bins with earthworms?

> > Chris

> Make a pile on top with compost (not composting material) or soil with a
> high organic content at least 20cm deep. ?Keep damp. ?In two weeks turn over
> and inspect for worms.

> D

It seems I am still in shock, and not thinking straight. I had to go
to a website that suggested, as far as my lawn, I take a sample inside
and try to grow it under optimal conditions. DUH. OK, time to get it
together.

Thanks

Chris

 
 
 

Another post-Sandy question

Post by Chri » Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:18:16



Quote:

> > My composters were inundated with sea water in Sandy. Will earthworms
> > survive and recover, or do I need to re-seed the bins with earthworms?

> ? did you take a look?

I have not really wanted to go out there recently. We cleaned up most
of the debris but it's still pretty darned ugly. Sheesh. The only way
to get it not-ugly is to get out there and get to work.

Quote:

> ? it's been long enough since Sandy to
> hatch new worms.

> ? if the bins are kept above freezing
> you should see worms in there.

Gonna go check.

Quote:

> ? if not, replace the worm bedding and
> get some new worms from a leaf pile.

> ? songbird

Thanks!

Chris

 
 
 

Another post-Sandy question

Post by songbir » Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:59:53


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Quote:
> Thanks!

  you're welcome.  :)

  songbird