We set about making our family’s first worm bin over the weekend.
Thankfully, Hubby took initiative after being motivated by an article he’d read recently that included a quick and easy how-to guide:
Wiggle Room: Set up a bin and bedding to worm your way to healthier soil .
The project didn’t take much time at all, and the only real expenses were tubs and worms. Our garden will no doubt reap the benefits with the castings. Plus, the bins are located on our back porch, which will be much nicer than dashing through the back yard during the NW’s wet weather season (which doesn’t seem to want to leave us yet!)
The instructions were straightforward, and there was plenty of opportunity for kid-help. I thought shredding newspaper was the most fun, and when I asked our BigGuy about his favorite he gave a huge smile: the worms! One of his pastimes happens to be garden worm hunting, so he will no doubt be in little boy heaven with his own worm pets.
There’s one caveat though, we actually haven’t bought our worms yet. We figured that it would be best to actually get the bins set up so that our worms would have a home! I’ve been searching online, but haven’t quite decided which company to buy from. Do you have any you’d recommend?
On a related side note, we have composted for years, but I’ve always been really disappointed with the soil results. I researched and tried to problem solve, but we simply don’t have enough leaves to get rich abundant compost. From my initial research on worm bin composting, the maintenance is a lot less tricky.
Here are a few kid books about worms:
Wiggling Worms at Work (Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science)
Wiggly Worm: A We-Wiggle Book of Colors and Numbers
Do you have worm bins?
Are you happy with your “return on investment”?
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