African Nightcrawler (ANC) (Endrilus eugeniae) worms are becoming more widely known in the worm world! Their impressive size, rapid reproduction rate, and ability to quickly transform compost make them an excellent choice for vermicomposting, especially for those who are interested in a worm that is large enough to use as fishing bait or to feed […]
As a horse owner, you know the importance of maintaining a healthy and clean environment for your horses. One aspect of horsekeeping that can often be overlooked is manure management. Horse manure can quickly pile up and become a nuisance, but it can also be an excellent source of nutrient-rich compost for your garden and
Folks are always asking about what can go into vermicompost systems. The short answer is, if it will rot, it will rot in your vermicompost system. Many people ask if pest waste can be disposed of in a vermicompost system. It turns out that the answer is yes – Dog poop can indeed be processed
Using vermicompost in your soil mix when starting seeds indoors can be an easy way to boost plant health while also reducing waste by recycling kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost. With its many benefits including improved nutrition, water retention and pest control, it’s definitely worth considering adding this “black gold” to your gardening routine this spring!
This post discusses options, how and why to use bedding in your vermicompost system. This is the second of a 6-part series on getting started vermicomposting. The first post tackled factors to consider in choosing the physical setup for your vermicompost operation. If you’re new to vermicomposting, start here. Otherwise, read on for information and
Wondering how vermicomposting works and why you should start doing it? This is the first of a five part series on the basics of how to start a vermicompost system for anyone new to the hobby. This post will explore considerations in choosing the best vermicompost bin setup for your needs!
The what, why and how of using vermicompost tea to help your garden, houseplants and yard thrive What is Vermicompost tea? Compost teas are extracted from compost using water. The terms compost and compost tea are both broad categories. Compost teas are generally made by mixing compost in water, often with some inputs to improve
For those of us who have taken an interest in plants growing, in a garden, in a house, in a crack in the pavement; you, too, may have found yourself on a mission to help your plant babies thrive indoors and out, for esthetics, fresher air, delicious food or just clean fun! The key to healthy plants is healthy soil. One way to promote soil health is to add worm castings or vermicompost, sometimes called black gold. Here is a good overview of what worm castings are; how and why to use them; and how to get your own worm castings.