Category: Red wiggler compost bin care

Question: I have an aquarium I’d like to use for a worm composting project in my classroom. Will this work and do you have any tips? Great question. I’m not sure worm composting is the right project for an aquarium. …

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Have a basic one layer box for a worm bin? There is an easy way to collect the compost — it just takes a bit of patience! You don’t even have to handle the worms (unless you want to of …

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People interested in worm composting — from beginners to industry professionals — are invited to an annual conference at North Carolina State University Oct. 26-27. Speakers from around the world will be sharing their knowledge on vermicomposting practices. ¬†Information is …

Vermiculture Conference at NCSU in October, 2013 — Focus on composting with red wiggler worms Read More »

If you’re into gardening, canning or preserving, you may have lots of overripe fruits, peels and cores to add to your worm compost. Keep in mind that adding too much of one item can upset the balance of your worm …

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Cardboard is a great bedding and addition to your compost bin. It adds a carbon-rich “brown” component, and worms love to eat it. The texture of the cardboard provides a rich microbial environment for the worms, as well as properties …

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By observing your bin, you’ll see which foods they prefer over time. Here are some favorites: Squash and pumpkin Melon rinds and pulp Avocado skins Banana Peels Mango Foods they don’t like so much are: raw potato peels onions and …

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If you have a large outdoor worm compost bin, you may want to add grass clippings to the mix. One problem is that finely cut fresh grass often heats up to a temperature that is too hot for the worms! …

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Leaving your worm bin while you’re on vacation is fine — just prepare a comfortable environment for the worms: Move bin to a cool, dry place, protected from sun and rain. Make sure your bin has some airholes or cracks …

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