Formerly "Hmm..." though changed, since it didn't project the actual topic of the post, sorry for any inconveinence:)
Well, things are going great! I found a much better supplier of horse manure, another of my farmer friends whom will pick me up and drop off for free, which is very convenient and I will get my first load probably in a week.
I have another giant load of newspaper, courtesy of my editor friend, and he also agreed to take a 5-gallon bucket farm to monitor how fast the worms grow.
Anyways, the topic of this post is a kind of issue I am facing, which is I have 8 bins filled and growing out, 3 of them breeders. I wanted to turn them all into breeders, but now have second thoughts. I am concerned on if I will have enough time to grow them all out soon enough. Farmer's market season start in the beginning of May, ends in September. (Well, we stop in September)
According to my calculations, it will take about 2 months for the cocoons to turn into selling size, with 21 days to hatch, and 42 days to mature in their bins, but this is just a hope. And at that rate, I will only have July and September to start actually selling, which is not very much time.
So I am proposing keeping just the 2 oldest grow outs, and the rest will be for selling. That a way, I can have 5 breeders, 5 grow-outs, and every harvest I separate the newly hatched grow outs into the start up buckets, giving me a pretty good amount to start, and if needed I guess I can just order more worms.