Cardboard Bedding

One of the more common bedding materials used for vermicompost systems is cardboard. This post will examine the pros and cons of using cardboard in a vermicomposting system. Most indoor vermicomposting systems will utilize cardboard as a bedding or “brown” material. The most common type is corrugated cardboard which is basically three layers. Corrugated cardboardContinue reading “Cardboard Bedding”

Worm videos of the month! March 2021

Here’s a great video from Steve Churchill at Urban Worm Company discussing the use of horse manure for vermicomposting. AJ’s Green Topics discussing how to dry out vermicompost from a bin system. Fine Gardening on the basics of soil biology. It is a basic overview of the living and dead organisms that are in theContinue reading “Worm videos of the month! March 2021”

Can worms eat that?…citrus

This will be an ongoing series of various items that composting worms will process. I’m referring to the foods to avoid. The next material in this series is citrus. On just about every vermicomposting list of food scraps to avoid, citrus makes the no-no list. There are some good reasons for this but is citrusContinue reading “Can worms eat that?…citrus”

Compost Rolls

This post was inspired by the work of Mark Paine at Vernmenting or EVE Growing. Mark used an interesting concept in his vernmenting containers to process food scraps through the use of compost rolls. Mark Paine over at EVE Growing composts just about everything with his red wigglers. From roadkill to number twos, there reallyContinue reading “Compost Rolls”

Can worms eat that?…yogurt

This will be an ongoing series of various items that composting worms will process. I’m referring to the foods to avoid. To start off this series, I will begin with dairy. So milk is out of the question as you would just flood your bin with too much moisture, but what about yogurt? While goingContinue reading “Can worms eat that?…yogurt”

Worm videos of the month! February 2021

I thought it would be fun to post some Youtube videos from various vermicomposters each month. The focus of these videos will be vermicomposting related but I’ll also include any interesting video from gardening, permaculture, or some environmental topic. A V had a video about trying to control an overpopulation of mites with lime. DeeContinue reading “Worm videos of the month! February 2021”

Plastic Bin Airflow Experiment

Experimenting with vermicomposting systems is something that all vermicomposters should try when they are comfortable with how to meet worms’ needs. Sometimes something completely unrelated to vermicomposting will provide an idea to try out. I had a tear in my screen sliding door and I ended up purchasing Screen Repair Tape. Basically it is aContinue reading “Plastic Bin Airflow Experiment”

The Worm Inn

The first vermicomposting system I got involved with was the Worm Inn. The Worm Inn was first developed by Robyn Crispe and was later taken over by Jerry “Worm Dude” Gach. Jerry passed away in 2018 and unfortunately the Worm Inn is no longer available for purchase. The reason I decided to go with thisContinue reading “The Worm Inn”