July 2016

New to Vermicomposting Trenches

Question from Alicia:

I am a newbie, but have had a great time with my container worm farm.
This season means more organic materials for me, specifically watermelons which I did not like in my bin.

So, I dug a hole, put down a ton of bedding, dumped in the rinds, and added a couple of handfulls of material and worms to the mix after your inspirational trench farm method.

However, after re reading the post, I am worried that my worms will need follow up feeding.

Have I just sentenced my worms to death?

Thanks for the great info.


Hi Alicia,

Your methods sound pretty good to me, especially if you made sure that the bedding materials were nice and moist. Food wastes like watermelon rinds are a great choice since they will help to maintain moisture levels – something that can be a challenge during summer months.

Based on your wording, I get the impression that you (more…)

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