Start Worm Composting Here

Start Worm Composting Here Start Worm Composting HereWelcome to Worm Composting HQ – your online resource for Vermicomposting and Building a Worm Farm.

If you are brand new to worm composting, welcome! This is the place to start!



What is Worm Composting?

Worm composting (also called Vermicomposting) is a form of composting in which you feed your vegetable food scraps to a specific type of earthworm called red wigglers (scientific name: Eisenia Fetida).

Why Worm Compost?

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Because it allows you to responsibly dispose of your kitchen scraps while at the same time creating nutrient-rich compost that you can use on your indoor or outdoor plants. Vermicompost (worm poop) is better for plants than almost any other type of compost and is worth about ten times as much as compost from a pile.

Composting worms have only three jobs: eat, poop, and make babies. Your job is to manage the worms in a way to maximize all three.

If you are ready to learn more, read:

Getting Started with Worm Composting – Learn the Key Principles of Vermicomposting

How to Make the Simplest Worm Compost Bin - Step by Step Instructions for Setting up your first Home Vermicomposting System

How Many Composting Worms Do I Need? – Learn How to Conduct a Family Food Waste Audit to be Sure Your Worm Bin Fits your Family’s Needs

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4 Responses to Start Worm Composting Here

  1. Ed Holmes says:

    I thought I would update my worm composting. First composting dog poop; that has been going very slow. I have a small bin about 3 quart size with just dog poop and shredded newspaper. the worm are still work it. I have been doing this for about 5 month. I have 2 Worm Factories, they are working great. I do get annoyed when I put banana peels in and I get flies, but they go away after awhile. I have had them for a year now. My other 2 worm composters are some pants I bought from the local thrift store. This has been alot of fun, I put everything in them. I had to empty them recently because the shredded paper was compacted really hard, I have to water them about once a week. In my last 2 composters, I have been doing just coffee grounds and shredded newspaper. Those worm are going like crazy, I think it is all of the caffeine. If you would like pix, just email me and I can send some.
    Thanx
    Ed aka(The Worm Wrangler) Yee Haw !

  2. Ed Yanac says:

    Have you tried using Night Crawlers in your composting binds? If so have you had any luck with them? you

    • Henry Owen says:

      Hi Ed,
      I have never used night crawlers in my worm bins. I use only red wigglers in my worm composting bins. I do often bury food scraps in my garden and compost in my ‘worm tower’ http://www.wormcompostinghq.com/compost-directly-in-your-garden-with-an-earthworm-composting-tower/ using night crawlers. best of luck

    • Sorry my friend, but night-crawlers are a great big no-no for indoor worm bins. Unlike the red worms such as eisenia foetida and the others which are compost worms and as such thrive in the environment found in a worm bin, night-crawlers (Lumbricucs rubellus) are true earthworms which live in burrows in the soil. These “burrows” can go as deep as 30 ft. at times and do so very often since the nightcrawler is happiest at temperatures in the mid to high 30’s F. or low 40’s. Thus, compost worms, which prefer temps. in the 70 degree range F. are quite suitable for indoor culturing, but nightcrawlers are farmed outdoors instead. If you would like any more info. on any topics regarding these friendly little friends of mine, let me recommend my website “The Burrow” which you can find here

      http://www.squidoo.com/Vermiculture-Basics.

      If it is of any help to you then I will be a happy guy, and you should have some happy worms.

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