30 May How To Use Composting Worms
Composting is something that most people know about today at least to a degree. If you are someone who has a general idea of what composting is and are looking to start composting on your own, then there are quite a few options available to you. With this being said, using composting worms is an especially popular composting method, and for good reason.
Composting worms are efficient because they can speed up the normal composting process. Worms are able to eat any type of organic waste and turn it into rich compost, which can then be used for a wide range of purposes.
The first step to using composting worms is setting up a composting bin for them to work within. The size of this bin will decide on how much compost you are looking to make and how many composting worms you can get access to. These bins can be made of any material that will be able to successfully hold compost and not be degraded over time. One of the most popular choices for composting bins are plastic storage bins, which are easy to find at virtually any department store. They are durable and will be able to be useful for several compost harvests.
Once you have settled on a bin to use, you need to create suitable bedding for your composting worms. The worms work best when they have an absorbent bedding to live within, so it is critical that you can provide this for them. Some of the best bedding materials to use in your bin are cardboard, shredded newspaper, leaves or straw.
Once you have your composting bin and bedding set up, you can begin adding organic waste to it. Once you start doing this, then you can introduce your composting worms to the compost and let them begin their work. As you add more organic materials to the bin over time, your worms will continue to work until you are ready to harvest the compost and put it to use.
This is just a basic overview of how to get started with composting worms. Using worms is the perfect way to make high quality compost in a natural, organic way.