Really Happy Worms! My Easy Winter Worm-Composting

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I started my worm composter last summer with 2ooo worms and you can see from below they got “really busy”! I must have tens of thousands now….maybe more. I have a Can-O-Worms and you can see I am up to my 3rd level and probably the bottom 2 are ready for the garden (just waiting for spring thaw!). I chose this particular worm composter because it has stacking bins and it is easy for the worms to migrate up towards the food in the upper bins and leave the bottom bin ready to unload….less hassle. Less worms to sort out. Also, really important is that the extra moisture drains from out the bottom spigot so unlike closed bottom wormeries, you never get that anerobic mess that kills the worms. I digress….

Here is what my wormery looks like right now….

worms (and wine) in my basement for winter...

worms (and wine) in my basement for winter...

man do I have worms!

worms close-up: man do I have worms!

Yes that is a wine rack behind it! It is in my basement, odor-free, and I can easily grab a nice bottle of wine when feeding my food scraps to the worms. Right now, I can barely keep up with them. They certainly go thru food faster than a composter. Just remember…no citrus. And those long strips are the Sunday NYT shredded every week and placed on top. Yum!

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2 responses to “Really Happy Worms! My Easy Winter Worm-Composting

  1. I imagine most people are too grossed out to comment but you have a great (!) wormery and your wine cellar don’t look too bad either. Dang, my wriggler gang don’t look so healthy. Maybe, it’s all that paper I’m feeding them.

  2. Hello!

    It is amazing the ammount of worms in your bin! Can you share you recipe or secret? Is it what you feed them or is it what covers them?

    Congratulations.

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