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The best worms for composting are red worms. Redworms will aggressively feed and reproduce in typical compost and garden conditions, leaving their castings as food for your plants! For compost bins: Add 1,200 of red worms to your bin, and feed regularly. Red worms love cardboard and paper. A layer of moistened cardboard or newspaper on top of your compost will bring the worms to the feeding areas where you add new waste. Simply pull up the cardboard or paper and drop the waste materials in. Worms do not like meat, but flies do! So keep your compost vegetarian: fruit, vegetable, and garden waste, along with non-glossy paper. Make sure that indoor compost bins are well drained. Any juices that drain out of your compost bin are called "compost tea," and can be used as a potent fertilizer for outdoor plants. Garden Areas: Dig 6 inch diameter, 1 foot deep holes several feet apart though out the garden. Fill with water and let drain. Put one or two handfuls of worms in each hole, fill loosely with soil and compost (cuttings, table scraps, etc.) This will give the worms a quick meal. Water the area and apply mulch if possible over and around the holes. Keep the area watered. Compost Pile: Place worms on the bottom of 4 inches of loose soil. Keep damp as you continue to add decaying organic material. What to Feed Your Worms: Fruit: apples, pears, banana peels, strawberries, peaches and all melons Vegetables: beans, cabbage, celery, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, all greens, corn, corncobs and squash Cereals and grains: oatmeal, pasta, rice, non-sugared breakfast cereals, corn meal, pancakes Miscellaneous: coffee filter paper, tea bags, eggshells, dead flowers Other food/bedding: newspaper (no shiny or coated paper), cardboard, paperboard, paper egg cartons, brown leaves Do Not Feed: Non-biodegradable materials, plastic, rubber bands, sponges, aluminum foil, glass, & pet feces. Go Green!!
Barlow Worm composting uses composted cow manure as the base and food source for the Eisenia Fetida earthworm, commonly known as the red wiggler. The manure is hot composted to a temp above 140 degrees F to kill potential pathogens and weed seeds before feeding to our worms. Worm castings provide a rich organic fertilizer full of microbial life. Thousands of beneficial microorganisms that include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes live in worm castings. These microorganisms are the building block of healthy soil and vegetation. The worm tea you create is a natural superfood for plants and an excellent lawn fertilizer. BENEFITS OF USING WORM TEA 1)Improve plant and lawn growth 2) Deeper root system due to increased available nutrients 3) Reduction in water loss by improving water-holding capacity in the soil 4) Enhances germination, plant growth and crop yield 5) Improves the physical structure of soil 6) No risk of burning or plants or lawn 7) Environmentally friendly 8) Safe around children and pets 9) Odor free 10) Natural pest repellant The worm tea you create is a natural superfood for plants and an excellent lawn fertilizer.