Since the new year is well underway I wanted to get a move on with my resolution to encourage others to compost. My first composting experience has been extremely positive using the Worm Factory 360 with a 1/2 pound of red wigglers. These worms were locally farmed and generously donated by a GreenUp! community member. The worms have done a great job of eating, multiplying, going number 1 and 2, if you know what I mean. Taking care of these worms is relatively low maintenance and requires very little space. You can even leave them for weeks at a time if prepped correctly.
Another of my resolutions is to compost more of my kitchen scraps. Experts suggest starting out with at least 1 lb of worms, so I ordered worms online from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm based on multiple recommendations. The worms shipped quickly and arrived alive in compostable packaging. Since the new worms have moved in, I can compost more kitchen scraps and the breaking down process is speeding up. It is almost time to add another level to the factory.
Now that I have a surplus of worm castings, I must share my “black gold.” Black gold for Monique and Matteo’s newly seeded and planted garden of lettuces, herbs, cauliflower carrots and strawberries, it is a great learning experience for all ages.
Black gold for the planters around my apartment building through a covert guerrilla gardening operation:
Happy 2012 – GreenUp! Guy