Posted by: cris | June 1, 2008

Food for the compost worms

This is how I prepare food for the African night crawlers:

green and brown

I have a pail just outside the kitchen door where we place all compostable materials from the kitchen. These “green” materials include all fruit peels, veggie peels, etc.

I also see to it that I have “brown” materials, too. In my case, I often use wood shavings or sawdust.

beginning compost

When I’ve mixed the greens and browns, I include a generous amount of old vermicompost on the mixture and pour water to hasten decomposition I use old sacks to contain the fresh materials.

compost under the tree

When done with the mixing, I tie the sack and wait from 3 weeks or more to feed to the worms. Preparing compost should be a continuing activity so that you will not run out of food for your worms.


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