I don’t normally do two posts in a day, but I am so excited!
Let’s start at the beginning.
I was reading a blog about gardening. I can’t remember which one (but that’s not really important). There was an article about worm composting.
The fast one is a fancy bin actually designed for composting and has vents and a lid and everything. I fill it in the proper proportions – layering wet and dry stuff the way you are supposed to.
The other one is a piece of leftover fencing. In that one, I throw everything else. Weeds, paper, kitchen stuff, yard debris, whatever.
It’s pretty dry here – until the last couple of months we’ve been in a drought – so composting is a challenge. It’s hard to keep things wet enough and then there’s the fire ants.
When I came across the idea of worm composting or vermicomposting, I was interested. I kind of just like earthworms.
I won’t share the instructions because they are all over the internet. I pretty much followed the general idea. I didn’t buy the exact worms that you are supposed to use because they can be pricey for my current budget (what budget?) I just bought a distant cousin (fishing worms from Wal-Mart).
And it’s working! I now have several generations of earthworms. Not only are they still alive…they are reproducing. The top bucket is full enough that I need to add a third.
Some ideas don’t work. But sometimes they do and that makes the trying worthwhile.
I don’t anticipate that I’ll be living off the land anytime soon…pretty sure that I don’t ever want to labor that hard…but it’s fun to plant a seed and grow something that you can eat.
Or to buy six worms and end up with lots of worm babies and awesome worm poop for the garden!