vermicultureComposting with worms would be an educative gardening for your entire family. Children find it fascinating to watch worms create nutrient dense compost for use in the garden.

There are umpteen advantages of using worms in composting. According to Aristotle, worms are “the intestines of the world” in reference to their ability to compost waste. Compost is organic material that has been decomposed by soil borne organisms.

It is one of the cheap option to compost and it is easy to make your own vermy-compost. Vermiculture is composting with the help of worms.

 Vermiculture bins are easy to make. They can be made of plywood, plastic and even old chest freezers.Do not use treated lumber to make compost bins since the chemicals might be toxic to the worms. Containers should be at least a foot deep and two feet wide.

Potting soil, garden soil and shredded paper provide a good initial bedding material. Some moisture should be provided in the bedding material but it should not be allowed to get soggy.

Red wigglers will readily consume kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable scraps. You must try avoiding dairy and meat products into your feeding regimen since the fats are not quickly digested and may become rancid in the bin.

Composting is completed when the material is dark, friable and has an earthy smell to it.To amend soils with compost, spread a four to six inch layer on top of your garden soil and work it in.

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