Want to see worm composters at work? ake a trip to a secluded treed area in early spring. A place where the fall leaves are left untouched. Go in early dawn, just afterdaybreak. Take your foot or a small shovel and move the top 2-3" of leaves away and expose the rich dark soil below. Pick up a hand full, careful there will likely be some native worms in there. Smell the rich soil, it does not stink, it smells new, earthy and fresh. Worms are active in nature, playing part in the natural decomposition process. It's their job.
Now bring yourself back to reality. Whether you live in an apartment, a city lot or out in the country on a farm, you can harnessthe earthworm in a worm bin. This special earthworm called the red wiggler or eisenia foetida (not the nightcrawler variety) will gladly compost your table scraps and newspaper/cardboard scraps into nutrient rich castings (aka worm poop). You can then use these castings as an all natural fertilizer, antifungal, pesticide for your garden. Yes, these worms turn your waste into a 3 in 1 all purpose garden miracle.
All you need to get started is some basic knowledge about worm composting, a worm bin and some worms. Many local cities provide wormcomposting classes to their residents. And I offer an
No, you cannot just throw some worms from your yard in a bucket with some salad remnants andwatch them go. It is not difficult but it is not that simple either.
This is one dirty little secret that should be shouted from the hills. Anyone can do it, EVERYONE should do it. What is stopping you?