Vermicomposting (composting with worms) is a great way to not only reduce your waste but also turn that waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer. This fertilizer, full of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, is amazing for house plants or gardens!
What is vermicomposting?
Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to recycle food waste into a valuable soil amendment called vermicompost, or worm compost. Worms are fed food scraps including raw fruits and vegetables, which become compost as they pass through the worm’s body. Compost exits the worm through its tail end. Red wiggler worms are best for this as they are rapid multipliers and break down compost quickly. Under ideal conditions, they can eat their body weight in food scraps each day.