To the right, the worm bin is stored between our extra freezer and a lawn refuse bag full of shredded newspaper for worm feedings.
Below is what I find when I take off the lid! Usually the worms are scampering for cover!
|I shovel full of worms!|
To the left below: a receipt from our last worm purchase. We started fresh when we moved into our Suffolk house. We haven't purchased any worms since!
To the right below: an empty yogurt container of 200+ worms to deliver to Jim.
There were at least another 500 in the bin after I pulled some big ones for Jim's garden.
To start over, I leave just the dirt/castings in the corners of the bins and the inevitable worms that are lurking in those corners. I then add shredded newspaper to the bottom, because Laura and I think intelligent worms are better for the garden rather than the illiterate variety. On top of the newspaper we throw in leftover fruit and veggies. Next, forty pounds of top soil. Play some Barry White, wait until April, and repeat the process.
Gus came down to keep me company, but all he really wanted to do was try to escape! What a stinker!