Where are the dead bodies?

I don’t know where worms go when they die.  No, I’m not wondering if there is a Worm Heaven; I am literally saying that I do not know where the dead worm bodies are.  Unfortunately, my most recent batch of worms didn’t make it very long.  After only about a month in the bin, I confirmed…

Worm Bin Update

After 18 months of continuous composting in my worm bin, I thought I was really an expert.  My worms are on a regular diet of 1 chopped banana peel a week (my bin is very small so I don’t want to overload it).  Also, I mist the bin two or three times a week to keep it…

Worm Bin- Round 2

“Round 2?” you might ask.  Yes.  Although my worm bin was going really well, eventually I must have neglected it because the worms all died.  My theory is that I did not give them enough water.  I felt really bad about killing my worms, but I missed the opportunity to compost. Therefore, after the appropriate…

My worms are doing well!

Quick update on the worm bin situation:  After the mishap with the mites, I didn’t feed my worms for 2 weeks.  Since then, they’ve been on a strict diet.  I feed them only once a week now a days, and this seems to be working well.  I don’t see the mites anymore and the worms…

Are those baby worms?

I’ve been feeding my worms once every few days, and this time when I went to feed them (zucchini and yellow squash was on the menu), I noticed hundreds of tiny white things in the bin.  “Are those worm eggs?”  I thought with excitement.  They were very small, round, and white.  No, they couldn’t be…

Week 29 – Start a worm bin

All year I’ve known that eventually I will start a worm bin as part of the Green Challenge.  Now the time has come, and I am very excited to have about 300 little red wigglers in my care. Last year I tried a version of apartment composting called bokashi.  That anaerobic method of composting didn’t…