Vermicomposting: Troubleshooting

A worm bin acts much like a small ecosystem, with several processes all influencing eachother. If one of these processes goes wrong or one of the inputs is off, the whole system can be thrown off balance. Below are some of the common issues you are most likely to...

Vermicomposting: Harvesting

Harvesting vermicompost from a home bin may seem challenging when you consider how to separate the finished compost from any remaining food or bedding, and of course from the worms themselves. You can always take handfuls of material out of your bin, pick out all the...

Vermicomposting: Feeding and Maintenance

This section describes how to feed and maintain your bin over the several months it will take to generate a significant amount of worm castings. Remember that often it is better to be more hands off than to attempt to control every little factor, as a healthy...

Vermicomposting: Materials and Setup

Please note that this guide is designed primarily for residential kitchen composting, and therefore emphasizes materials such as newspaper and food waste over other possibilities like straw and horse manure. If you have questions about other composting strategies,...

Home Vermicomposting Guide

Vermicomposting works well for people who do not have outdoor space for an aerobic compost bin and for those with small but fairly consistent levels of fruit and vegetable food waste. It requires a little more care and attention than other types of composting, but the...