Worms science fair project
by April C
(Chicago, Illinois U.S.A)
Last year my daughter wanted to make a worm compost for her 3rd grade science project. The project was due in May and we wanted to start once the weather became a little warmer. Since we live in chicago, the warm weather didnt happen soon enough. This year it us much warmer to put the compost by our back door in case it gets too cold outside again, which it has. Now i may have waited too long and her project is due in a little over a month. So i was wondering, do we have enough time to make a compost in the little time we have? If not can you suggest a similar project that we can do in this amount of time? Thank You
Answer from BigTex Worms:
I am confused by your question.
You can START a worm composting bin anytime and it is functioning from the day you start it.
The worms begin digesting foods the day you get them.
However, I do not feel two weeks is enough time to document your observations with a worm bin.
A better project this late would be to compare worm castings as fertilizer on a plant in comparison to commercial fertilizer like MiracleGro.
You can buy worm castings on ebay or at your local organic gardening center.