Seed Starting Challenge

This project compares how the quantity of vermicast can affect plants started from seed. I decided to give this a try with “Cherry Belle” radish seeds. I chose radish seeds as they tend to germinate quickly. The Challenge This focus of the challenge is to see how the same plant started from seed will doContinue reading “Seed Starting Challenge”

Thoughts on the Subpod

In 2019, a crowdfunding campaign helped introduce the Subpod into vermicomposting community. Although the concept of the Subpod isn’t new, it does provide a prefab system that is easy to set up and maintain. The main idea behind the Subpod is to create compost right where it is needed. It is an “in-ground” vermicomposting setContinue reading “Thoughts on the Subpod”

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 unless circumstances prevent that. Since the last feeding on 5-12-21, I fed the system roughly 3Continue 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”