Composting Tips

Keep an eye on moisture levels

I like to keep a layer of moist sheets of newspaper on top of my worm bins and check it regularly on hot summer days – even now in these late summer early fall days when the temperature can hover around the upper 80’s in the afternoon.

The sheets help keep the bedding moist and allow for the worms to make their way to the top layer to consume the scraps. Doing this, also helps with fruit flies. They seem to be contained under the sheets and not flying all around the bin. Fruit flies are more of a nuisance to humans than to the worms.

If you find the bedding to be too dry, sprinkle the bedding with some water. Remember the bedding should be similar to a wet sponge. You should be able to squeeze a little liquid out of it.

For more detailed information, check out “Wonder Worman’s Quick Guide to Red Wiggling”. It’s a quick guide to get you going and you can download it here.

Red Wiggler Late Summer Snacks

Pumpkin PatchPumpkins, Squash, Gourds… Oh My!!!
Soon they will be springing up all over town. Here’s a shot of some pumpkins from my mini pumpkin patch garden! Sometime in late October when this little guy is big, round and orange, he will be carved up and made into a Wonder Worman Jack-O-lantern! Of course, nothing will go to waste – every part of the pumpkin will go right back to my Super Composting Red Wigglers. Yum! It’s like pumpkin pie for my Super Composting Sidekicks!

Red Wigglerism

Did you know:
Red Wigglers have five hearts. These amazing, tiny organs are located just below the pharnyx and on top of the esophagus. As with any living creature, these hearts pump blood through the body providing nutrients for growth and survival.

I am learning new facts about my sidekicks every day. I search internet sites and would like to credit

biologycorner.com and cathyscomposters.com