Composting with Worms
Worm compost can be made either indoors or outdoors. So if you don't
have a yard, or have a small yard, this method may work best for you.
Worms speed up the regular composting time-line.
Vermi-Composting uses a natural process in the circle of life creating healthy, organic, nutrient rich material from waste.
Composting with worms is not very different from backyard
composting. You use the same type of food waste while avoiding meat,
poultry, fish, fat-laden items, and pet feces. The bins used for worm
composting are also similar to regular composting, as well.
Red wiggle worms or "wigglers" are the most commonly used type of
worm for composting. They can consume more than their own weight in a
day's time. They excrete castings which rejuvenate and enrich the soil,
increase plant growth and are rich in all major trace elements required
for balanced plant growth. As an added benefit, since the worms eat the
rotting waste, this form of composting is the least likely to produce a
Thus, compost worms will convert most kitchen and garden refuse
into worm castings, a complete organic fertilizer for your garden.
Compost worms can also be used to feed fish or birds and fattened for freshwater bait.
Please note, worms like most fruit and vegetable scraps but as they do not have teeth the scraps should be cut into small pieces
Want to find out more about Worm Composting? Read our guide