Most people know you can build compost bins to recycle plant waste into usable organic matter for your garden. But did you know you can use worms to do your composting for you?
Vermicomposting uses worms to turn food waste into nutrient-rich compost called worm castings. Worm bins can take up less space than traditional compost bins and can even be kept inside. Vermicomposting is a great way to compost if you live in an apartment or if your main source of compost materials is kitchen scraps.
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Topics of Interest
- Compost Tips for the Home Gardener
- Earthworm, suborder Crassiclitellata, cohort Terrimegadrili
- Organic Soil Amendments--Gardening Solutions