The needs of the worms are pretty simple, they need to be kept in a dark area, between 40 and 80 degrees, moist but not wet, and fed once a week or so. A week or two before the worms are to arrive you will want to begin collecting some kitchen scraps and a some newspapers. Worms will eat just about anything that doesn’t include meat, oils, or dairy.

From Ridley Field

105560676  The red wiggler aka Eisenia fetida, is a great addition to virtually any household.  These little critters can turn your veggie trimmings and even your waste paper into some of the most wonderful compost you can imagine.  We bought a pound of composting worms from Mark at WormMainea which is located not far from our place in Southern Maine.  His site is full of information about vermiculture and his blog is a great read too.

The needs of the worms are pretty simple, they need to be kept in a dark area, between 40 and 80 degrees, moist but not wet, and fed once a week or so.  A week or two before the worms are to arrive you will want to begin collecting some kitchen scraps and a some newspapers.  Worms will eat just about anything that doesn’t include meat, oils, or dairy.  Citrus and potato skins don’t go…

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