I've never been a big fan of bugs, spiders, worms and other small creatures. I don't go out of my way to step on them or anything, but I usually prefer that they live in their world and I live in mine, and hopefully, never the two shall meet.
I know that they have their place in the food chain and they are beneficial in many ways, but I'd usually rather not invite them into my home.
EXCEPT, when having them around will reduce waste, create wonderful organic matter, and generally benefit the environment and my garden.
Red wiggle worms or "wigglers" just happen to think that our food waste is a royal feast. They can eat more than their own weight in a day's time. And without getting too graphic, the worms' waste becomes our compost. Rich in organic nutrients that will become a wonderful mulch for our garden. And because the worms eat the rotting waste, this form of composting is the least likely to produce a distasteful smell.
Using worms to assist in your composting is called vermicomposting and it has several benefits.
|Worm compost can be made either indoors or outdoors. So if you don't have a yard, or have a small yard, this method may work best for you.|
|Worms speed up the regular composting timeline.|
|This is a natural process in the circle of life creating healthy, organic, nutrient rich material from waste.|
Composting with worms is not too much different than composting without worms. You use the same type of food waste while avoiding meat, poultry, fish, fat-laden items, and pet feces. The bins used for worm composting are also similar to regular composting, and you can purchase a pre-made worm bin or create your own.
Multi-level, 5-legged, circular system automatically sorts pre-digested scraps from finished compost Mess-free, fly-proof concept Designed and made in Australia Fisherman may use the unit to breed up to 20K bait worms easily harvested from the top Odor-free unit works indoors (and outside) Produces year-round nutritious worm castings, easily removed - almost free of worms Liquid plant food (compost 'tea') easily collected via built-in spigot Comes with complete instructions
More Information on Composting
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