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”

Vermicompost Benefits

Vermicompost is the magical elixir that will make all of your bad gardening habits disappear! It will bring back to life all of your dead houseplants with just a teaspoon of material….OK so hopefully you are picking up on my sarcasm, but YES vermicompost does have many benefits. It’s just not the end all beContinue reading “Vermicompost Benefits”

Starting a new worm bin

This post will show how to set up a plastic tote worm bin from scratch using the Starter Worm Mix. The most difficult stage of any worm composting system is the start up stage. This stage is the easiest to get wrong. Most beginners have the most trouble with this and it’s mostly due toContinue reading “Starting a new worm bin”

Compost Critter Conundrum

Back when I started my vermicomposting journey there were a number of sites that mentioned that the system should only contain worms and no other bug. At that time if I noticed springtails or mites, my first reaction was how to get rid of them as quickly as possible! These bugs shouldn’t be here! FastContinue reading “Compost Critter Conundrum”

Feeding a system

These are some basics when it comes to adding food scraps to a system. This is mainly for beginners but this will also have some info for ones that want to experiment a bit. There are many ways a system can be fed but for most home/indoor systems left over food scraps will be theContinue reading “Feeding a system”

Bedding

There are many types of bedding material that is suitable for vermicomposting systems. This discusses the pros and cons of some the common bedding types. Before I dive deeper into this, it should be noted that the bedding material is really the most important part of the system excluding the worms. Bedding provides worms theContinue reading “Bedding”

Types of indoor systems

There are various types of vermicompost systems available for the home use. This is a basic overview of each system type. There are two main types of systems are simple bin and continuous flow through Simple Bin The most common and cheapest system is a standard storage bin or tote. These can be found atContinue reading “Types of indoor systems”