Got Red Wiggler Worms?

Have you ever thought of worm composting, also known as vericomposting.  Worms eat your garbage!  The worms will eat any of your fruit and veggie kitchen scraps.  Eventually they leave behind worm castings which are wonderfully rich in nutrients and your plants will love it.

Believe it or not, you can keep the worms right under your kitchen sink if you want to.  I purchased a plastic container called “Can O’ Worms”.  At first I kept it at the top of the stairway to my basement, conveniently located to my kitchen and then when it got warmer in the Spring I moved the worms to the garage.  If you follow the directions, your worms and compost will not smell bad.

My chickens also love the kitchen scraps, so there are plenty of ways to make it useful without throwing food into the garbage.  When your worms multiply to more than you need you can always feed them to your chickens!

If you are interested in worm composting there is a great book you should read called Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof.  It is the most comprehensive guide on the subject and provides complete instructions on setting up and maintaining a worm composting system.

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