Monday, February 22, 2010

the rulers of the universe...


WORMS.

red worms in particular. as i wrote in an earlier post, the bf gave me a worm composter for our 1 year anniversary. ah organic love. it resides on our patio and we've been feeding it kitchen scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds and paper bits the past 8 months. my friends, the red wigglers, have been noshing away on this delectable heap and turning it into something new.

i decide to give 'er a stir this weekend and couldn't help but be in awe of what my leftovers had become...black gold otherwise known as worm castings.


not only is this compost great for my plants, it is also one of the ingredients to make seed bombs. and did i mention the worm tea?


my triple decker vermiculture bin has two levels for scraps and worms and a bottom section which collects the "worm tea". ah yes my friends, worm tea. this is the red wigglers pee and it too is another highly nutritious fertilizer. organic, homemade fertilizer right here on my apartment patio.

the bin comes from target and was designed by MIO. i'm not sure if they're still for sale, but if they are, i'd recommend one for sure. even if you're not a big gardener, it's a great way to reduce your contribution to the great heap we call the dump.

4 comments:

Bill said...

grodi

laura said...

That's true love!

ps TerraCycle's fertilizer made with 'worm poop' their number one product....

Scott said...

Hi Jennifer, ;) I like to shred news paper and mix it in just a bit to the castings. I like the Grunion Gazette. It's the perfect size. Just rip it into long strips at the fold about 2 inches wide. You might get it a little wet before you add it in The worms seem to love to lay their eggs in the moist paper.

UNI said...

thanks for the great info SCOTT. :)