This is a picture of one of the red wrigglers we have in our worm bin.
“Vermiculture is the process of using worms to decompose organic food waste, turning the waste into a nutrient-rich material capable of supplying necessary nutrients to help sustain plant growth. This method is simple, effective, convenient, and noiseless. It saves water, energy, landfills, and helps rebuild the soil.” It also can be called worm composting.
When composting with worms, you can use a worm bin. A worm bin has 3 different layers. The top bin has “bedding” like moist newspaper. Then, you throw your food scraps in there with your worms. The best type of worms to use are red wrigglers. Your worms will eat your food scraps, and it will become compost once its passed through the worm’s body.
At the bottom of the worm bin, you can collect your “compost tea” to use in your garden. This tea will have a lot of nutrients that will help your garden thrive.
Not only are you providing a lot of nutrients for your garden, but you’re also recycling your food scraps! That’s not even the best part. The great thing about your worm bin is it doesn’t take up much space, so you can keep it in your house. Plus, it won’t even stink.