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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vermiculture?

Since we have really gotten into garden, I have been intrigued with learning vermiculture. What is that? It's using worms to make compost and liquid fertilizer for plants by using food scraps, hair, shredded newspaper, and any other garden waste.


After reading about it for several months, I finally bought a Worm Factory. This is what it will look like when it's full!


Since my worms came yesterday, Last night we put it together. You fill the first worm bin with some dry newspaper on the bottom, followed by some compost, shredded newspaper and then add the worms and put wet newspaper on top.


The worms will acclimate and then go for the food scraps and start eating it and make worm castings that is wonderful fertilizer! You can also add junk mail! I guess this is the ultimate in recycling.


I had to peak this morning. They are babies right now but will grow and multiply into about 10000 worms before long! Some say you can keep them in the kitchen or in a shaded, covered area outside and bring them inside in the winter. I put it in a corner of the garage so it's handy to feed them with table scraps!

1 comment:

  1. A lot of people here are way into the whole composting thing. It'll be interesting to see how it goes for you.

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