Worms Love Pumpkins

Happy Halloween Everyone!

You know you’re a Worm Head when you find yourself more excited about all the pumpkin “guts” you’re going to have for your worms, than you are about eating left-over treats (or pinching them from the bags of unsuspecting children who love and trust you – lol).

And trust me…Mr. Sweet Tooth here is EXCITED ABOUT THE TREATS!!

While I likely won’t be driving around nabbing pumpkins from local curbsides this season, I should still end up with a fair amount of tasty worm food just from all the pumpkins we bought this year – not to mention all the leftover squash from this year’s garden (reminds me I need to write a post about that)!

I will more than likely freeze the “guts” then add most of them to my Mega. I will, however, be sure to save some for the new standard-sized Worm Inn I’ll be setting up next week – AND my Euro bucket system (another topic I owe you and update on).

In the spirit of the occasion, I thought it would be fun to link over to some other pumpkin posts (likely more interesting than this one – lol) from years past!

Positively Precious Pumpkin Posts from the Past!
Big Tex Pumpkin Harvest
Winter Worm Windrow-11-29-10
Larry D the Pumpkin Man
Great Pumpkin Raid of 2009

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    • N. Davis
    • November 3, 2014

    Any good way to remove the seeds from the pumpkins? I found that they don’t breakdown as expected and seem to stay in the bin until removed. While I do go through and remove many of the seeds for roasting getting rid of the ones I missed or were too lazy to remove would be great.

    • Frederick Fyfe
    • November 4, 2014

    I have access to a lot of fresh tomato end slices – about fifteen pounds at a time. I have been freezing them. I add shredded cardboard to a tub, thawed tomatoes to help soak up the liquid, about five pounds UCG, shredded leaves and a couple of scoops of my compost.
    There was a question on FB about tomatoes being to acid. Am I safe using this as a steady diet.

    • Belinda Dillon
    • November 4, 2014

    A friend gave me two huge carving pumpkins she said she didn’t want, my question is how to feed it to the worms? Slice and grind in a blender? cook and blend it to mush? I am pretty new to this and I have found myself with tons of worms I didn’t expect so soon. I must be doing something right. I also add shredded newspaper, cardboard and crunched up dry leaves for bedding.

    • Mary Kamili
    • November 15, 2014

    I feed a family of four , we have plenty of news clipping, card board, mail, chicken poop, egg shells , and compostable material

    How many bins should I start with? And how many worms?

    I was also curious if fried potatoes drained of oil are acceptable food to feed regularly. If not my chickens don’t mind.

    I’m trying to efficiently utilize my resources as I pay for garbage pick up , I’d rather just feed the waste to worms and my chickens.

    I’ve been considering a compost tumbler however I would rather not have to go outside to compost, and have heard amazing things about using worm poop in your garden, which I hope to expand in the spring as I love canning and preserving my home grow foods.

    I would love feed back


    • Scott Bryce
    • November 22, 2014

    Fredrick, I would not be concerned about the acid. I think problems with an acidic environment are grossly exaggerated. Worms love tomatoes.

    Belinda, pumpkins don’t need any special prep. Remove the stems and seeds, break them into big chunks and toss them into the bin.

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