04-16-2010, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Me too, I've got a worm bin. I'm fascinated by the way they break down the food and the castings that are left over. I know those castings are why my flowers do so well. And you are right, the bin smells like a rain forest!! A few years ago I would have told you that vericomposting sounded like a weird thing to do but I'm totally into it. I love that they eat all my food scraps instead of just throwing the scraps in the garbage. We are recycling, and in a very good way!
YAY! I'm so glad! I like it so much that I took an old food processor that my mom had and I use it to chop up big chunks of food into worm-bite-size pieces :P
Originally Posted by Romad
I like the idea but am not a fan of creepy crawlies. This might become my bf's thing LOL.
You should def look into a worm bin. Compost piles (I have one for yard waste and excess food scraps like orange peels and tomatos) have to be kind of big and you have to worry about the nitrogen/carbon ratio, and you have to turn them and make sure they do go anaerobic on you. Once you get a worm bin started, it kinda does all that for you.
As for the creepy crawlies, I'm the worm bin caretaker in my apartment. My bf told one of his friends we had a worm bin and he was like "Oh man, I can't believe your girlfriend is ok with that!" and my bf was like... she's the only one who actually sticks her hands in there... lol. I don't like insects but I feel completely non-threatened by earthworms. They're just squishy little guys, and they don't even have teeth. :) But yeah, if you don't like them, recruit him.
Originally Posted by tanker
I've got several worm farms but they aren't up and running at the moment. I really should see about setting them up again. Worm waste is the best fertilizer for the garden. I haven't been able to do any gardening recently so my "garden" looks like the Addams Family's
. I might be able to get it back in shape soon. I hope so.