Thursday, April 19, 2007

The trouble with worms


Worms require newspaper or some sort of clean bedding to help insulate them. This is great for those who have lots of paper to recycle. But we don't get a paper delivered. So I end up going to pick up a free copy of The Stranger to cut up, soak and lay as bedding. Does this cancel out any good the worms are doing in the first place?

2 comments:

Vanessa said...

Hey there,
I live in an apartment and have a small balcony and am trying to figure out the easiest, least smelly way to compost... any reccommendations? Do you just have a giant tub and throw all your food scraps, some newspaper and some worms in there and let it sit? When do you empty it?

Green Chick said...

My compost is in my garage, I live in a townhouse in South Florida with a very small backyard. The composting has been going great (On my 4th month), but I'm thinking of introducing worms to speed up the process. Do you have to use a special type of worm? Give them any special food besides the regular stuff I put in my compost??

Thanks for the great info. I just came across your blog and I'm cathing up on reading.