Vermicompost (Composting with Worms)
A natural method for recycling your kitchen scraps. It can be done year - round, indoors and outdoors, in apartments, houses, offices, and schools. The finished castings provide a good soil conditioner for houseplants, lawns and gardens.
Removing worms from their natural environment and placing them in containers creates a human responsibility. They are living, breathing creatures with their own unique needs, so it is important to create and maintain a healthy environment for them to continue to do their work. If you supply the essential ingredients and care, your worms will thrive and make rich castings for you.
Essentials to Vermicompost
- Container (wood / plasic)
- Worms (750 - 2000) approximately 1 pound - Worm Info
- Bedding - Bedding Ingredients
- Kitchen wastes - Suggestions
- 2 cups fine sand
How is it Done
- Fill container with bedding and sand
- Sprinkle with water until moist.
- Add worms
- Bury kitchen wastes in the bedding, alternate location at each feeding
- Over 1 - 3 months the worms and micro - organisms eat the organic materials and bedding, producing rich castings.
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- Dark, cool spot.
- Kept from direct sunlight, heavy rain and cold
- Below 4°C the vermicomposter should be moved inside
Local Worm Suppliers
- Bubba’s Bait Barn, Vanderhoof, BC 1-250-567-4155
- Northern Worm Ranch, Beaverley, BC 1- 250-552-3919