Northwoods Adventure: Worm Composting
On this weeks Northwoods Adventure worm composting is one of the best ways to produce rich fertilizer for plants to grow. The process is called vermicomposting which is a way to recycle food scraps by feeding them to your worms. Our Chelsie brown got a closer look at just how Minnesotan’s can compost indoors year round by letting the worms do all the work.
They’re known as red wigglers. These types of worms are known for having a big appetite, reproducing quickly, and thrive in confinement to produce the perfect compost.
The worms will keep chewing, eating and digesting all winter for the compost to be ready in time of the spring.
Burkey discussed an easy at home routine where it only takes a handful of worms, a bin, and the left over food items in your refrigerator to start your own.
To get the results the upkeep is simple. Burkey explained that feeding worms scraps for about a week, and adding fresh bedding every month, the first source of compost should produce in about three to six months.
And some guests left with their very own bag of worms to get their own composting bin started.