Start Your Own Vermicomposting Project!

It’s contaigous!  Now two True Botanica co-workers have gone greener and started their own indoor vermicomposting projects!

Heidis Compost Close Up of Worm

By definition, Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to help break down organic waste.  Worms speed-up the composting process by digesting our wasted organic matter, breaking it all down into a water-soluble, nutrient-rich substance called vermicompost.  This resulting substance can be harvested and used as a fertilizer for your garden!

Tips on starting your own Vermicompost project:

  • Both pre-made bins and Composting worms (like Red Wigglers) are available to order online, but building your own bin is also an option.Philia Compost
  • Make sure that the bin is not air tight, and that air is able to circulate
  • To keep pests like fruit flies away, you’ll want to bury the scraps that you add to the bin.  It’s a good idea to keep a trowel or a small gardening shovel nearby.
  • Avoid adding meat and dairy products- these may attract pests and create a foul odor.
  • Keep in a cool, dark place- basements are perfect.
  • In warmer months, the compost bin can be moved to a shady spot outside, but be careful not to allow the bin to get too cold or too hot.

Heidi's Compost Bin

Do you have your own compost bin? We would love to hear your story about why you compost and any tips you have.

 

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