Composting with worms:


I thought I would post this since my friend Teri asked how I did it.

Very easy to do since they are such prolific reproducers.
1.Start with a container ( size depends on how large you want to go) rubber maid storage container, med. size trash can etc
2 drill about 8 or 10 small drainage holes in the bottom- you are going to have some that escape.
3. cut about 6 one inch air holes in the top
4. place container in a shady spot- no direct sun light or you will cook them
5. shred some newspaper or tear it into long 1 in thick strips and fill the container about half full
6. spray the paper with a hose till it is totally wet, let the water drain
7. throw in you kitchen waste ( NO MEAT or dairy)- coffee filter, grounds and tea bags are good too
8. add about 8 cups of dirt- from the yard is fine
9. dump in your worms.
The only thing you have to do now is to keep the container moist - not wet, continue putting shredded paper and kitchen waste in there. Not sure what you can use to catch the drippings if you want to use that to water your plants as plant food. As for the use of the compost you could start two containers and when one is full, just transfer 6-8 cups from the original container into the new one, grab about 30-40 worms to start, then use your original contents worms and all in your yard.

Good Luck


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