Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Worms!


I've been reading, The Earth Moved: On the remarkable achievements of earthworms by Amy Stewart, and it's gotten me totally psyched up about worms!! Did you know there are different types of worms? Worms that live deep in the ground, worms that live near the surface, worms that live in water, worms that live in borrows, and worms that live in manure or decaying organic matter!

The ladder are the type we enjoy as our vermiculture composting pets. All you need is a few containers of red wigglers from a bait store, an old bucket with a screen lid, some moist newspaper chunks, and a little bit of dirt to get you started. Then simply bury your food scraps and watch them turn into nutrient rich planting soil! Keep it under your sink and it won't even smell! I am so excited to start vermicomposting. Worm Woman's website, http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/vermicomposting.html, lays out the basics pretty clearly.

Happy Composting!

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