July 8, 2018

Vermicomposting Tofu?

A question from Carol:

Found a couple packages of extra firm tofu in the back of the fridge. Figured it would be fine – if a tad too much moisture – but thinking if I crumble it up and add maybe a third or quarter of the block at a time it’d be OK. Anyone tried tofu? Seems the meatless protein would be dandy.

Hi Carol,

This is an interesting idea – but I would definitely have some cautions as well. Firstly, yes I would agree that a meatless protein would usually be better than adding meat to your worm bin (especially in the case of meats containing lots of salt etc). Meat often has more fat than meatless protein sources, so they can get really putrid during the breakdown process. In outdoor systems this can attract flies (producing maggots) and other unwanted critters.

That said, it is important to note that (more…)

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