I promise this is the last of the “food optimization” stuff for a while!
I just wanted to make it clear (via this video) that every mix of food you add to your vermicomposting system does NOT need to be perfectly optimized…far from it!
In this case, because conditions were looking a bit dry up top in the Worm Inn Mega, I decided to add a mix with a higher proportion of the (water-rich) food scraps – and I didn’t bother to cut everything up as much since I was looking for more of a slow release effect.
With a system like a Worm Inn, as long as you are adding plenty of bedding, you can basically get away with continuing to add food materials even when the worms are not keeping up (certainly not the case with my Mega – I am actually going a bit slow! lol). I definitely DO NOT recommend that approach with a regular plastic enclosed bin! It could get ugly!