Welcome to Worm Composting HQ – your online resource for Vermicomposting and Building a Worm Farm.
Start worm composting! 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?
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 start worm composting and want 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
Or, buy my book, How to Start a Worm Bin: Your Guide to Getting Started with Worm Composting