Flying pests

Early Spring means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the garden! However, this also means that many bugs start to awaken too. Sometimes these pests can even get inside the house! Worse yet, sometimes these annoying pests can make their way into worm bins. This post will explore the common flying pests and howContinue reading “Flying pests”

Diatomaceous Earth – what is it? and why use it?

This posts dives into the infamous material known as Diatomaceous Earth (DE). DE was found to have many uses from filtering water and beer to making a “safer” explosive (quotes are for sarcastic purposes). Besides DE’s history, the post will dive into DE’s use and purpose for vermicomposting. Background Diatomaceous Earth (DE for short) isContinue reading “Diatomaceous Earth – what is it? and why use it?”

Watermelon feeding #3 6-13-21

Did I mention that my kids eat a LOT of watermelon?? Check out the earlier posts to see how fast the red wigglers in the Worm Inn take watermelon down (first and second posts). As with the previous installments, the Worm Inn has been fed watermelon exclusively. This third batch of feeding started on JuneContinue reading “Watermelon feeding #3 6-13-21”

Watermelon feeding #2 6-5-21

As mentioned in the first installment of the watermelon feeding, my kids eat a lot of watermelon. As with the first post, this feeding also went into the Worm Inn. Due to the quantity of watermelon we have been going through, the Worm Inn has only been fed with watermelon scraps. This feeding started onContinue reading “Watermelon feeding #2 6-5-21”

Watermelon feeding 5-26-21

There are certain food scraps that worms go absolutely crazy for. Watermelon is a particular favorite scrap. With summer nearing, watermelons are becoming available in stores and my kids especially love them. I don’t normally freeze watermelon scraps as it takes up a bit too much room in my freezer. I typically just add theContinue reading “Watermelon feeding 5-26-21”

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”

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”