Friday, September 25, 2009
Oh My: Worm Poo
We started our Vermiculture bin mid May, and I'm now ready to extract to worm poo and add it to the garden. I've been slowing feeding my red wigglers paper, fruit and veggies, and they finally ate through it all and left me magically with castings. Now getting the worms out of the casting bin is tricky. Do I dump it out and pick the worms out? Yuck! Or do I fill another tray with food and let them crawl upward, and leave the tray with the casting behind? I voted for option two. So, now I'm waiting for them to be nice and comfy in their new home. I shredded lots of paper and egg cartons, and made a nice batch of pureed carrots to entice them upward. Then, I covered it all up with some moist junk mail. I haven't checked on them all week, but I have my figures crossed they are happily enjoying their new space.