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Old 07-29-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I've never heard of that, but that is why I'm a newbie.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton
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Yes
Or you could lay the newspaper down ( you have to wet it first about 7 or 8 sheets ) then cut a hole to put in the plant
Karla- if I want to expend the mulched areas under my trees, do I have to dig up all the grass first?
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Karla- if I want to expend the mulched areas under my trees, do I have to dig up all the grass first?
Your best bet would be yes or if you really really don't want to you can use a weed whacker to cut the grass to the ground layer layer 8 to 10 sheets of wet newspaper then the mulch

Make sure to keep the mulch 4 to 6" away from the trunk of the trees
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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Thanks for all the info. I went to a bait store and picked up some red worms and another type of earthworm that likes to tunnel.

I added the red worms to a compost bin with wet shredded newspaper to get the composting going. The tunneling worms were added to the new veg garden to help with aeration.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Deerwood
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How do they sell red worms? By the pound? How much do the worms cost? Will the worms keep living in your compost or do they die off? I just let the brown composting worms that appear naturally eat up the compost. They die off as soon as they mature. Is there any advantage to red worms or you were just in a hurry to get it going?
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Ryde

Here is an article on red worms & composting from the U of F IFAS
http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/mas...RM%20diane.pdf

Here is another interesting one on composting
http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/lawn_g...08/compost.pdf

The above 2 articles mainly focus on red worms

so that the earthworm doesn't feel left out

http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.e...arthworms.html
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Deerwood
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Thanks Karla. It says the red worms can double their population in 90 days. That sounds like a fun project.
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