We’ve got a happy herd of worms here! It’s been a year since we started vermicomposting and have since harvested about 10 pounds of “Black Gold” vermicast. These worms break down all of our plant based kitchen scraps ( no animal products/fats), giving us rich, organic fertilizer every 4-6 months.
The worms are an integral part of a 3 pronged approach I’m taking to this month’s Kanu Hawaii’s No Waste Challenge. I have pledged to reduce, reuse and recycle, in that order. I am also reducing my family’s household trash to one bag per week. And I am composting all of our food scraps.
I feed the worms daily or weekly, they don’t seem to mind either schedule, as long as it totals about 6 pounds of food per week. If you don’t want to mess with the bin daily, collect your kitchen scraps and freeze until you’re ready to feed the wormies. Thaw completely before you feed the worms, this will help the scraps break down faster. Water the worm bin daily and use the liquid that drains out to water the garden. Your plants will look ah-mazing!
The only caveat I have for the worm bin is: Beware of citrus, the worms don’t like it! All the information you need to get started can be found at Waikiki Worm Co.
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