Why You Should Be Composting with Worms
Is your compost pile buried under a foot of snow? Do you dread putting on your snowshoes and trudging out to the pile to dispose of your kitchen scraps? Yeah, me too. That’s why I’m planning to start composting inside, with worms. Yes, worms in the house (shhh, don’t tell my husband).
The art of composting with worms is called Vermicomposting and people often do it indoors, though it can be done outdoors when the weather is fair. What’s really great about vermicomposting is that anyone can do it, regardless of how much space they have. Even if you live in a small apartment with no outdoor space, you can set up a worm composting bin in your kitchen and use the black gold compost to help your indoor plants thrive.
There are some great DIYs out there, but a kit is super easy and has you ready-to-go the day it arrives on your doorstep. It just so happens that Eartheasy offers a complete setup.
The Worm Factory 360
Vermicomposting is a great way to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient rich fertilizer. The Worm Factory 360 is the ultimate worm bin for vermicomposting and tucks easily into a corner of your back porch or even the kitchen! It comes with…
- Mineral rock dust
- 4 Stacked trays (additional trays available)
- Worm ladder
- Base with spigot (for worm compost tea)
- Bedding material
- Instruction manual and DVD
Store your kitchen scraps in the handy stainless steel compost keeper and feed them to your composting worms each week. The worms start composting the scraps immediately and in a few short months you will have enough worm castings to harvest and fertilize your garden. You’ll no longer have to buy bags of compost at the store or worry about your standard compost bin freezing outside in the winter. Composting with worms is the easiest way to make compost at home.
- Vermiculture and Vermicomposting by Peter Davies
- Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System by Mary Appelhof
- How to Start a Worm Bin: Your Guide to Getting Started with Worm Composting by Henry Owen