ANCs vs Eggplant – part 2

This post is part two of the African Nightcrawlers (ANCs) attacking an eggplant. Just to review, I had an eggplant that I forgot about in my refrigerator that started to turn. I placed the eggplant into my new ANC bin without freezing or chopping. I wanted to see how quickly these worms would process theContinue reading “ANCs vs Eggplant – part 2”

Urban Worm Bag Follow Along 4-29-21

I wanted to do a series of posts on how I maintain my Urban Worm Bag (UWB). I set up this system in mid-October 2020 after years of using a similar Worm Inn system. My decision to purchase a UWB had to do with the size of the system. The Worm Inn I had setContinue reading “Urban Worm Bag Follow Along 4-29-21”

ANCs vs Eggplant – part 1

I recently started a new bin with African Nightcrawlers (ANC). I have heard how ANCs process wastes even faster than red wigglers but I wanted to see this for myself. Before I dive into the topic of this blog post, I wanted to make a few notes about ANCs. ANCs (Eudrilus eugeniae) are a muchContinue reading “ANCs vs Eggplant – part 1”

Urban Worm Bag v2.0

This is a review of the Urban Worm Bag v2.0 (UWB). I previously reviewed the no longer available Worm Inn and the UWB is the next generation continuous flow through bag system. Full disclosure, I currently offer this product for purchase. I’ll start right off the bat and state that the UWB is my preferredContinue reading “Urban Worm Bag v2.0”

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”