Back to where it all began!

Just a quick photo blog today! The mystery plant returning to the bin. Please refer to yesterdays blog if you’re confused.

I yanked up the plant. Check out the length of the roots!
Broke the roots off so it wouldn’t continue growing in the bin!
There was a veggie growing. I’m thinking it was a pumpkin.
I decided to break the vines into pieces to help the worms out a bit.
Back to where the seed started! Happy feasting wigglers! It’s your turn now!!!

Thinking about Worms

I am constantly thinking about these red wigglers.

I think about them when I wake up, when I make coffee, when I make breakfast, lunch and dinner. I think about them especially when I am snacking.
They are constantly on my mind. Geeeezzzzz.
I think I may love my red wigglers as much as I love my kids and husband.

Potato lovin’ Worm

I was visiting my other bins today because not much has changed in bin #1, at least no change that was photo worthy! I love this picture for so many reasons.

– check out the stripes on the the Red Wiggler. They are also called tiger worms and their scientific name is eisenia foetida, love that name.

– look at the way it wrapped itself around the potato! so cool. This potato may be here a while.

– it’s just one, lonely worm hanging out!

Day 7: Is This Appealing to YOU?

What an unusual day! Bend got about 4 inches of snow! I did not want to disturb the Red Wigglers but had a bunch of kitchen waste that needed to go some where! Usually if we have a lot of snow, I don’t bother the worms and leave the snow on top of the bins for natural insulation. I felt comfortable about going in the bins because this weeks forecast will be in the mid 60s.

The worm bin bedding is at 50 degrees. It has dropped 12 degrees. When the bedding is at 40 degrees, I will insulate the bin with hay.

I didn’t think the worms would be this active. I pulled away the watermelon which was very, very mushy and saw this!! The worms were underneath feasting on the watermelon. Not much has changed with the other food waste.

I look forward to seeing the change when the temperature rises this week.

Happy Wormin

Red Wiggler Food

Red Wiggler Food
Originally uploaded by wonderworman

Red Wigglers can eat most anything. Try testing out various foods that you normally discard after preparing a meal (less meat products and citrus based fruits).
For example, you may have veggies w/ freezer burn – give them to the worms, they don’t mind.

In addition to veggie and fruit waste, Wonder Worman’s Red Wigglers love pasta, left over cheese pizza and home made chocolate chip cookies!
Who knew?