Urban Worm Bag Follow Along 6-11-21

This is the third installment of the UWB follow along series that started April 29th, 2021. I missed taking photos from a feeding between this post and the last one. The system is still on a weekly feeding schedule and will remain unless some circumstance prevents that. Since the last feeding on 5-12-21, I fedContinue reading “Urban Worm Bag Follow Along 6-11-21”

Worm videos of the month(s)! April/May 2021

I wasn’t able to get around to put this together in time for here are some videos from April and May. Enjoy! We’ll start this off with a video from iRaise Worms showing some issues with pre-composting materials. Caution video shows the dreaded fruit flies… Continuing with iRaise Worms is an interesting video on dealingContinue reading “Worm videos of the month(s)! April/May 2021”

Urban Worm Bag Follow Along 5-12-21

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 5-12-21”

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”

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”

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”