There are more to worms than just icky bitty crawling critters. They are nature’s best natural decomposers. Worms will graciously turn your organic wastes into vermicompost, nature’s best fertilizer. Composting with worms is a fulfilling task. It’s easy, affordable and environmental. You will need a bin; beddings, the worms and some worm food start your own worm compost. Below are some compost tips to make you successful.
A worm bin should only be around 8 to 16 inches deep. You can create your own compost bin using recycled materials. Just remember that your compost bin needs a lid to thwart rodents and flies. Don’t forget to cut out quarter inch holes at the bottom of you bin for water drainage and ventilation. The bin size should be two square feet per person’s surface area. Place the bin under a shady area since worms are surface feeders and favor moderate temperatures. You can use old newspapers as bedding materials. Moisten the strips of newspaper and place it on the bin along with some cow dung and a handful of soil. The red worms are the best composting kind of worms available. They have big appetites and can reproduce quickly. Rotate the bin once in a while to regulate the air and moisture. Red worms generally eat everything from bread crumbs to orange peels to coffee grounds. Throw in biodegradable waste only in your compost bin.
Patiently wait for at least three to six months and you will soon see the fruits of your labor. You can either use the vermicompost on your garden sell it to other gardeners. Vermicomposting is a great method of turning your waste into something productive and profitable. Vermicomposting is nature’s way of telling you that even leftovers and tiny worms still play an important role in preserving what is left of our environment. Good green deeds surely go a long way.