I started composting over 2 years ago and I was actually able to use some of my compost on last year’s garden. Our county or city, I don’t remember which, had special prices on plastic compost bins and plastic worm compost bins. I went solely for the “regular” composting bin but after sitting through the talk on how beneficial worm composting is, I left with both and a bag of worms. I was a little nervous driving home with the worms but none got out of the brown bag during the journey.
I was so excited about saving my scraps and making sure I had brown and green in the compost bin. Recycling the way Mother Earth had intended. As for worm composting, I gave my worms an apple every couple of weeks as the lecturer had suggested. I was worried though, because the summer was approaching and I kept the worms in my garage. I could not take his suggestion and keep them in my house. I had visions of waking up to worms everywhere. So to make a long story short, the worms didn’t survive the summer in the garage.
Fast forward a little over 2 years. As mentioned in prior post I took a sustainable gardening class at the local community college. We had a very enthusiastic teacher and we even had a field trip to see the gardens at the school he worked! Well his talks, lectures convinced me to try worms again. I brought my new worms home from the field trip and this time they will live outdoors. I have a shaded area on the side of the house that should work. I’m hoping to be successful this time around with worm composting and also I’m hoping to also have a more diverse harvest this season. I have received organic seeds that I purchased online and planning to add 2 raised beds to the one I constructed last year. I will share my adventure here alongside my ecofriendly jewelry.