Commonly known as worm composting, vermicomposting is the process of using red or other types of worms to convert organic/food waste into humus, a nutrient-rich soil conditioner. It is simply composting with worms.
egg shells (crushed)
coffee grounds & filter
breads & grains
pasta (plain & cooked)
peanut hulls (no nuts)
oil or oily foods
Red wigglers will eat half their weight in food scraps every day. So for every pound of red wigglers, feed half that weight in food waste. Feeding twice a week is fine. Bury the food waste by pulling aside some of the bedding, dump the waste and then cover it up. Each time you feed your worms, choose a different location.
Harvest your bin every 2-3 months, when the original bedding has turned into an indistinguishable mass. Move the contents of the bin to one side, and add new food to the new bedding on the opposite side. The worms will leave the old pile for the new one in search of food. After a few days, remove all the finished castings.
Worm compost is concentrated, so a little goes a long way!
Add compost directly to your garden or mix some with potting soil. You can even sprinkle some on the soil of house plants.
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