View Full Version : Earthworms in the kitchen?
10-01-2009, 03:40 PM
I have heard of putting earthworms in the compost container in the kitchen to change the stuff to dirt. Anyone know of this. May be called part of permaculture???
It will not work to go dig compost under snow.
I have pots of plants I want to move inside to continue to grow them for winter under a grow light. However they have worms all in the pots as I got them from my outdoor compost pile.Wonder if they would be ok inside?
I could change the dirt and uproot the plants and all but feel it will give them a better start to leave status quo.
So what do you think...???
10-01-2009, 05:11 PM
I've done two interviews with Tonya Kay on Rawkin' Radio (http://RawkinRadio.com). She lives in the heart of Hollywood and keeps a worm farm in her kitchen. Find her, find her blog. She explains it all.
10-01-2009, 08:47 PM
great I will. I WANT a worm farm!!!
01-10-2010, 02:23 PM
We have done worm composting for years. Its wonderful, all those spent grains, trays of cut grass, juice pulp. Everything goes in there. The only thing I don't like to feed them is too much fruit unles they are living outside for the summer as it draws gnats
01-10-2010, 03:57 PM
It's called vermiculture and it makes very good compost!
01-10-2010, 05:39 PM
Do it, you'll love it! I greatly enhanced the quality of compost, the worm population, and the speed with which the pile converts by doing a small bin on the patio for one summer. I chose not do one in the kitchen though, because of tight quarters and the possibility of having to deal with bugs. I didn't want to have to fight an increase in gnats between the bin and houseplants. When setting up the bin I sifted some worms from the compost pile and added them to the bin. I purchased and added two small containers of red wrigglers from a bait shop-8 dozen. In the fall the bin was full of worms castings (their poop) and casings (their egg sacks) and I added it to the garden and pile.It worked wonderfully. Now my pile is absolutely full of worms and casings every year since. It's a real treat to break into the pile each spring and see all the eggs and masses of worms where the heat is starting. Using the compost on the garden has innocculated it with worms as well. I didn't bother with sorting castings or casings but you could if you had the time. I prefer to buy castings for making tea - much easier for me. If you had the right kind of bin with different levels it should make sorting it easy.
01-11-2010, 12:03 AM
This thread was timely... I was just coming over here with composting questions. :D
Now I have more information off which to base my research. WooOOot!
01-11-2010, 09:57 AM
My husband actually has some type of 5 level worm house and the worms work their way up. The very bottom level has a spigot that drains the worm tea :)
01-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Worm tea? *wrinkles nose* Is that what I think it is? :D
01-11-2010, 03:21 PM
Haha, it depends, are you thinking it might go with flax crackers? I'll let Kathy give you the scoop on it.:D
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