Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms
In No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening we talk about vermicomposting as one method of processing kitchen waste into compost for the vegetable garden.
Here’s part of what we say in the book No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening:
If you haven’t the space or inclination to use an outdoor composter, it’s possible to compost indoors with the help of worms, a process called vermicomposting.
The worms reside in a container the size of a recycling bin, and eat kitchen scraps. They eat and excrete, changing the scraps into worm castings, an excellent soil amendment.
Donna says: I like my tiered worm composter…that way I don’t have to touch the worms to retrieve my worm compost.
IN THE SUMMER OF 2010, Edible Toronto magazine made Steve’s story about worms the cover story. That’s a pretty gutsy thing for a food magazine to do. The editor, Gail Gordon Oliver, took some guff for having worms on the cover…but we think it was a wonderful thing to do—after all, worms play a big role in the soil, and, by extension, food production.
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