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 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Vermiculture Harvest Tutorial

I love worms! They can eat their body weight in food scraps in a little more than a day. What a great way to make compost and surprise the neighbors with you rather interesting little pets.




Vermiculture is composting with worms and let me tell you the things vermiculture does to my tomato plants is better than any fertilizer you can by. I live in Cleveland Ohio (not known for gardening weather) and I have eight foot high tomato plants. can you say that?

Since gardening season has ended for me and the frost is pretty much here I had to harvest my little wormies to collect the fertilizer and bring them inside.

What you will need:

  • Gloves
  • Worms to harvest
  • New worm bin with bedding to put the big guys in
  • Compost (worms love coffee grounds, banana peels, finally cut up fruits and vegetables (no citrus)
  • About a pound of dirt or fresh worm compost
Honestly this bin had been outside since it got warm in Cleveland (May I think?) and it looks a little rough.



I actually harvested the worms once already in July, but they keep on producing such lovely fertilizer do it more so outside than in so I needed to harvest it again before bringing them in for the winter.)

So lets get started. Dump your wormies on a lovely piece of cardboard that you do not intend to use again.


The worms hate light so you will have to remove the top portion of the compost heap to find any of them.



Now all you have to do is slip on some gloves and separate the wormies from the compost.


Where do you put the worms? Well in a your handmade vermiculture container of course. Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to make this bad boy in the upcoming weeks.

Love the orange? I know I do.

If you have any vermiculture questions I would love to answer them. Just post a comment below. It is fun, the kids love it, and honestly as long as you do it right it does not smell.

Happy composting!
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Comments

Jill said…
Love this! I read somewhere not to feed your worms pineapple because there's an enzyme in it that will kill them!
Michelle L. said…
Ooh, great post, I'm really excited to hear how to make the container! How often (and how much) do you add the food scraps to the wormies? Just a little on occasion, or lots all the time? P.S. I just noticed your banner with the green onesie, is that new? Sorry for not noticing earlier, I must say that it is unbelievably cuuuuute.
Carol said…
I am loving that someone else is bringing up the compost subject, especially with worms. I just started a worm bin about a month ago, and so far they seem to be doing well. Can't wait to hear the future posts!

Carol
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Robin Ange said…
I am so excited other people are out there worming it up! I usually add food to the container once every three days. They prefer small pieces (easier to eat)and I add the food to a different spot each time.
Hello there! So glad I found your blog. I've been looking for other worm enthusiasts as well.

I do have a couple of questions (disclaimer: I haven't read your other posts yet). Do you worms like coffee grounds? Mine aren't particularly excited. Do you feed by layer or by area? What population increase rates are you seeing?

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