What is Worm Composting? Vermiculture or
is the use of worms to compost waste. Usually fruit, veggie and paper scraps. This can be done in a bin, pile or windrow.
The finished product called
(worm poop) can then be used as organic fertilizer for gardens and plants.
is the ultimate way to Reduce Reuse and Recycle, all in one process. The worms reduce waste, you reuse materials when you make the bin or provide them with bedding and the recycling is done by the worms turning waste into usable organic fertilzer.
How do you get started?
Step #1: Take my online worm composting class by clicking right here.
Next the worms.
Red Wiggler worms
are the preferred worm for bin composting. Some people do use
for composting but they are not used like the reds.
The next item of business is building your worm bin.
You can choose between a simple plastic tote bin, a wood bin, a retail unit or use a worm windrow. The choice is yours.
Next you must think about worm food, bedding, maintaining a bin then harvesting the worms. More info can be found at this link:
Raising Red Worms
If you are going to be using your worms for fishing here is a Worm Fattener Recipe that will be helpful.
Still trying to decide between
Worm Bin or a Traditional Compost Pile? Here are the pro's and con's to help you decide.
If you are thinking more along the lines of a traditional pile. The next link is to a site that will detail it better.
More info on a traditional compost pile
Want to read more on vermicomposting before diving in?
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