Vermiculture 101

Worms…ugh! That might be your first reaction. But what if I told you that raising your own worms (it’s called vermiculture actually) could be one of the smartest things you can do to both cut down on household organic waste added to local landfills, and at the same time make a fresh compost that is extremely nutrient rich for your vegetable garden.

Start out with a simple plastic bin container with a lid that’s been drilled for ventilation, with cardboard in the bottom, shredded newspaper inside that’s been dampened with water, and you’re ready to go. the kind of worms you want to add are known as “Red Wigglers“. Add in your worms and then some soil. On top of that you can put some freshly cut green material from the garden. Cover and wait. Very soon you’ll have plenty of rich compost for your vegetable garden. See the video here to learn more about some of the details.

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