Worm Composting

Are you tired to dragging your compost out to the bin on cold winter days? Vermicomposting (composting with worms) is a fun way to create free, nutrient-rich compost from your kitchen scraps--and it beats hauling them out to the compost bin in January.

Red wrigglersThe type of worms you want are red wrigglers. These worms eat about 3 times their body weight each week.

Worm bins can be created from just about any durable material. Red wrigglers prefer bedding that is less than 12 inches deep, so keep your bin fairly shallow. Moist, shredded newspaper mixed with straw makes excellent bedding.

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