Episode #120 | Original Air Date: August 14, 2020
Worms can convert kitchen scraps into compost through a process called vermicomposting. Vermicomposting reduces landfill waste and provides a great soil amendment.
You can construct your own or purchase a ready-made bin. Red worms or red wigglers are the type of worms you’ll need.
Create bedding for your worms with non-toxic, fluffy materials like shredded newspaper, composted manure, peat moss, or any combination of these. Keep the bedding moist but not wet.
Your worms need a dark, cool place to work, so keep your bin out of the sun and make sure it has air holes.
Once they’re set up, one pound of worms can eat half a pound of food scraps every day.
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