>>reclaiming the wild<<

Worm composting, or vermicomposting, is an important part of a sustainable home.  Composting reduces the amount of organic waste that makes it to a landfill, which often doesn’t decompose*, and turns your fruit and vegetable scraps into a nutrient-rich fertilizer by passing through the digestive tract of worms and other beneficial microorganisms.  Their excretion, called worm castings, or vermicast, is nitrogen-rich and full of moisture, and can be used as a fertilizer for your house plants, and your garden.  Worms can take your coffee grinds, lettuce scraps, and apple cores, and turn them into fertile castings, which you can then in turn feed your little plants with.

The most common worm species for worm composting is the Red Wiggler (Eisenia fetida), though European nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis) may also be used.  Red Wigglers are the most common variety because they are surface dwellers that live in rich organic…

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