Category Archives: bedding
Hi, I just started a worm farm with my son. We are using 18 gal Rubbermaid bin and followed the directions on your web. We have been at it for 4 wks and I think things are going well, but I am confused as to how much I should be feeding the worms and how long it takes for it to start breaking down? We are planning on using the castings for our garden. Thanks,” ~ Kristina T. Continue reading
To be totally honest, when setting up a new system I won’t even add soil or lime. In my humble opinion neither of these is really needed in a worm bed at all, and IF used, should be added rather sparingly. Continue reading
Let’s look at a basic setup of a worm bin/bed using the bin ‘aging’ method, something which we highly recommend for a much better chance of success.
When setting up a new worm farming system or small home bin it’s always important to keep in mind the fact that you are creating (or at least attempting to create) and ideal habitat for your worms. While these creatures are certainly forgiving compared to a lot of other ‘pets’, they do still have some important requirements – moisture, oxygen, warmth, some sort of bedding, and of course a ‘food’ source. Continue reading
For me, promoting composting with worms is a way to make sure I do the best I can to minimize the human impact on the planet. Looking at it this way it seems logical to do this post about the difference between Peat moss and coconut fibre.
Peat moss and coconut fibre are widely used for a variety of applications. The similarity in their structures and functions makes them interchangeable. But while they are often substituted for each other, there are differences that are important to know. Continue reading