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Using Red-Worms (Red Wigglers) In Your Wormery

Something as icky as wriggly worms and decomposed stuff is always to be avoided; at least, that's what we are taught right from the beginning.

So making something rot under great care is bound to raise a few eyebrows at the first mention of it; however, how many shall sport that forever is subjected to a lot of factors and owning a garden is perhaps the greatest.

Red-worms decompose your organic waste Red-worms decompose your organic waste

For it's a very different sort of decomposition; compost, as it is termed commonly, it requires recycling household, organic waste to turn them into wonderful fertilizer. The process returns the soil all its lost materials and makes waste management child's play. However, you need to do that without torturing your neighbors on olfactory grounds, so here we go about it.

Among many other methods, household composting often opts for, is worm composting; it is the finest way of turning food waste into rich soil conditioner. Worm composting is possible indoors and is a highly recommended way if you are just trying your hands on composting for the first time; it also brings the privilege of composting throughout the year. All that's needed is a container with moistened beddings housing red-worms also known as red wigglers. These worms burrow into the compost pile and help to aerate it, turning out rich compost at the end.

Now, what should go into this compost pile? Worms thrive best in food scraps (fruits and vegetable scraps, starch); add to this the hair cuttings, dry and moist leaves, paper, cotton and soaked cardboard and it'll be a palace for the worms and other microorganisms. The wormery shall thus be a self-cleaning litter bin that you won't require emptying on a daily basis. That's a great step towards cutting down on dirty jobs.

Advantages Of Worm Composting In Urban Areas

The fertilizer produced by this worm farm not only nourishes the soil in an organic way but also frees it from accumulated, harmful chemicals; this is why more numbers of people into garden composting are turning to worms. Besides, they make wonderful food for chickens, fishes and birds; where else could you buy such nourishing food trading your wastes?

Worm composting has brought many people a second income; rich worm compost is cheap and hence gets sold in bulk, bringing a considerable amount of profit. Those staying in urban settings really might consider worm composting; it is not going to be smelly like garden composting as seen in the more rural areas.

Goodbye To Gnats And Flies - It's The Red-Worms That Do The Job

Red-Wigglers do the worm composting Red-Wigglers do the worm composting

However, the biggest benefit of red-worm composting is once you start it, your work finishes with keeping adding the ingredients time to time. Unlike other compost piles, worm composting doesn't require the mass to be turned every now and then for proper aeration; it's the worms that do it. So, bid goodbye to the gnats and flies and the foul odor; that's what the worms, especially the red wigglers, are meant for.

So, provide them a good worm bedding with soaked newspapers, place kitchen scraps (cooked and uncooked) on top of it and go on adding that in an alternative manner till ¾ of a bin is full. Leave the lid closed for about a week and then let the worms in and place a dry newspaper on top of everything inside to control moisture and keep the worms down. Soon you'll be surprised seeing how hard they work for you.

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Worm composting with red-worms or red wigglers provide a different sort of decomposition