Got Worms? All About Vermicomposting

Chances are you haven’t given much thought to worms as anything other than fish bait or on rainy days when they congregate on the sidewalk.  Did you know that worms can make tea??  No, not the kind of tea that anyone would want to drink, but a very useful and nutritious drink for your garden.  Read on to find out more about how you can put those little creepy crawlers to work toward beautifying your yard and making your garden grow.

Find a nice, cool place to store your worms.  You don’t want them to be too cold (nothing below freezing temperatures) and not too hot (keep them less than 80 degrees).  Depending on where you live, you may keep them outside for part of the year and bring them in for the rest.  Or, if you have a well insulated garage, shed, or indoor mudroom, they may keep well in these areas.

Does all of this sound too complicated?  You can certainly buy your own worm bins online.  They will ship to your door with very easy set-up.  We’d recommend Worm Factory 3-Tray Composter or VermiHut Recycled 3-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter.

Want more tips for a Green House and Garden? Check out these other Daily Mom articles and our Green Section:

Sources: http://compost.css.cornell.edu/worms/basics.htmlPhoto Credits: Worms in Hand, Vanessa Vancour (CC); Worm Bins, Tim Musson (CC)

Tags: coffee grounds, compost, composting, DIY, do it yourself, food waste, garden, gardening, green, green lifestyle, green living, red wigglers, vegetable peels, vermicomposting, worm tea, worms

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Katherine lives in Kansas City with her husband, toddler, and 3 furry children. When she is not at home with her daughter, she is finishing up her Ph.D. in psychology or working on one of her multiple half-finished art projects. She loves ceramics, crafts, fitness, paper mache, and pretending to learn French and Spanish.

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