DID YOU KNOW – How do worms wee?

How do worms wee? They certainly don’t have miniature urinals lying about! Worms actually release their water waste through the external pores of their body. The organ which does the separation of this waste is called nephridium, which is basically a long winded tube with a funnel end inside the body and the other end…

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Pathogen Reduction via Vermicomposting

You may recall me hinting in a recent newsletter that the topic of pathogen destruction via vermicomposting might be on the horizon. Of course, this being my last newsletter as chief writer for Worm Farming Secrets, I figured it was pretty much now or never! 🙂 This is a topic I’ve certainly touched on in…

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Make Compost Worms Grow Faster And Get BIGGER

“I am [living] in Thailand. I started my worm farm with African Nightcrawlers for about a year. It seem to me like they are not growing fast. What should I do? Do I need to put any stimulizer to enhance the speed of growing up my worm? Please advise. Thanks Best regards” ~ No Name…

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Little White Worms In A Worm Bin

“I have a small home worm farm that I have been using with just house hold waste. It has gotten wet from the rain and I have keep it drained and my worms seam to be doing well but I do have a smell and little white worms in it. I’m sure that I put…

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How Many Worms Can A Worm Bin Hold?

“How do I know if my bin can handle more worms? What’s the max? When you look in they seem pretty abundant on one side of the bin, not so much on the other when I alternate putting the food scraps in on each side. Thoughts?” ~ Mary Hi Mary, There are no hard and…

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Cat Feces In Worm Composting

“Hi, Is it possible to use cat feces for composting? Sure would be convenient. I use a compostable kitty litter and my cats use the litter box not too much as they prefer the outdoors. Interested to know what you think.” ~ Megan Hi Megan, The short answer is definitely yes! I actually started using…

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Worm Castings Tea – Part III

This is the final installment in our worm tea series. If you have been following along, you will know that we have discussed what ‘worm tea’ (and compost tea, in general) IS and isn’t, and how to go about making it. In this article I will be discussing how to best put your compost/castings teas…

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