This article will explain how you can go green with worm composting.
Worm Composting is the ultimate way to go green for anyone. Even apartment dwellers can do worm composting because it requireslittle space and is odor free.
Worm Composting performs the REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE concept all in one. You will reduce your waste going to the landfill by allowing the worms to compost your fruit, veggie, coffee grounds and paper/cardboard waste. You will reuse items lying around to make a worm bin. And then the worms do the recycling part: they take the waste and turn it into nutrient rich worm castings (aka worm poop).
About every 60-90 days while worm composting, your worm bin will be ready to harvest. Harvesting refers to separating the finishedworm castings (the composted scraps) from the worms. There are several ways to harvest, some requiring hands on separation and some as simple as feeding differently. When you are finished harvesting, you simply start over again in your bin and use the castingsin the garden.
Worm Castings are a the nutrient rich natural slow release fertilizer minus the chemicals. Allowing you to nourish your plants and your family with chemical/pesticide free produce. The castings serve as a fertilizer, an antifungal and pesticide. The anti-fungalproperties are especially important for tender plants and flowering plants like roses. The pesticide function comes from the castings containing live micro-organisms which will deter harmful bugs from invading your garden.
You can use your castings by simply applying them to the topsoil and watering them in, using them as a starter mix for new plants. Or you can make a concoction called Worm Tea. Most organic gardeners, me included, prefer the Worm Tea. It can be used as a foliar spray and root drench. A little castings go a long way with the Worm Tea method.You really can't go wrong with how you use the castings as long as you do use them.
So What's Stopping You? Start a worm bin today and Go Green with Worm Composting.