Vermicomposting

This weekend my brother Gilad came by and helped me set up our very own worm bin.   A worm bin uses vermicomposting, which is a process in which worms turn vegetable waste from the kitchen and garden into rich beautiful compost.  First we drilled holes into our bin for ventilation.

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Next we added shredded newspaper as a source of carbon and dampened it with water. Like soil, newspaper strips provide air, water, and food for the worms.

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Then we threw in our vegetables scraps under the newspaper before putting the worms in the their new home.

 

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dr. worm hand

And there we go!  I hope they’re happy.  In a month or so we should be harvesting compost for the garden.  This is a great way to make sure that the nutrients the plants pulled from the soil make it back to the garden for the next growing season.

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