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