Sunday, June 21, 2009

Worm Farm -- part one

A couple of months ago, our mailman Barney delivered 1000 red wiggler worms to our front door. We began our quest to start our own vermicomposting project.
You can sense the joy (or is that fear and disgust) on the face of the children. "What has our mother gotten us into now?" I know, I know, I'm a mind-reader.

Our friend owns a landscaping company and supplied us with plastic flats that potted plants come in. We layered kitchen scraps (vegetable and fruit peels, egg shells, paper towels, paper bags and even a pair of cotton socks) in the trays and stacked them inside this blue Rubbermaid container.
The amazing results to come in pictures to come.....
Garden update...
We've got yellow squash and cucumbers coming out our ears nowadays.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice. I have been composting for 20 years, but I never bought the worms. We have two "Earth Machine" compost bins. Unfortunately, We found out that vermin are even attracted to kitchen scraps if the compost is allowed to dry out (It's a desert thing.) Sandra and I discovered we were hosting a family of rats. Getting rid of them is a longer story but there are good articles online concerning solutions. i will give you the scoop at Stephanies wedding.