Bedding Bedding is essentially the main component of the ‘habitat’ in a worm bin. The distinction between bedding and worm ‘food’ is a little misleading however, since in actuality bedding is simply a longer term food source.
Bedding materials tend to be carbon rich and absorbent, so they are important for helping to maintain some balance in the bin. Excellent bedding materials include
Vermicomposting Basics In a nutshell, vermicomposting is a cooler composting process involving the joint action of earthworms and microorganism (with a few other helpers as well). It is my personal favourite composting method, given the versatility and benefits of this strategy. It is important to mention that only certain kinds of worms can be used effectively for vermicomposting - those specialized for a warm,
A general guideline is to use 1/3 green material and 2/3 of dry material. Form a heap by alternating 4- to 6-inch layers of dry carbon materials with 2- to 3-inch layers of green nitrogen material or animal manure. Add a layer of your soil for each layer of compost material and give each layer of soil a thorough misting to make sure it’s damp. You cannot have decomposition without moisture! The air and moisture is the key to composting
The basic ideal behind composting is to turn fertile soil and excesses into a horticultural humus which can be used as excellent organic fertilizer. By feeding your plants organic materials such as compost will result in healthier plants, and most overlooked, happy soil. Depending on the ingredients added into the compost, the grower can manipulate
Hey guys, this is the second piece of the first installment that had to be split because of character limits . Anyways, continue on:
Peat Moss Sphagnum is a genus of between 151-350 species of mosses commonly called peat moss, due to its prevalence in peat bogs and mires. A distinction is made between sphagnum moss, the live part growing on top of a peat bog, and sphagnum peat moss, the decaying matter underneath. Bogs are dependent on precipitation as their main source of