I'VE GOT WORMS
May 01, 2011
I don't have a large enough back yard to have a typical "pile of food scraps" compost pile out back, so I decided I'd give worm-composting (vermiculture) a try. There's a local hippie out here that sells the worms by the pound, so I stopped by this afternoon and picked up a canister.
There are lots of how-to sites on building worm bins, and because I had a spare plastic bin, that seemed like the simplest method. After 20 minutes of tearing up newspaper scraps to make some worm bedding, I've got the bin set up in my garage with a pound of worms and table scraps. According to what I've read, these worms can eat their own weight in table scraps every two days. Amazing. That should produce quite a bit of compost as well.