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”

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”

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”

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”

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”