This little experiment is a hat-tip to Larry “Garbage Guru” Duke – who suggested gum vermicomposting as a potential idea for our “Worm Inn Project Challenge”.
I’ve vermicomposted a LOT of different things over the years, but for some reason gum has never really crossed my mind as something to try (even though I’ve been a regular gum-chewer for quite some time).
For the past week or two I’ve been depositing pieces of used chewing gum on a piece of paper (thankfully my wife didn’t discover my little collection – don’t need her thinking I’m weirder than she already does! lol). Today I placed the gob (paper and all) in my VB48 – up on the surface where I can more easily observe what’s going on – and then covered it over with my plastic mulch material.
I’m definitely interested to see what happens.