There are many types of composting methods available for the urban homesteader — from fermentation bins called Bokashi systems that allow you to compost cooked foods, fish, dairy and meat, to vermicomposting, or worm composting systems, and everything in between. Learn the types of composting systems, along with what is compostable, the best compost material ratios for your situation, and troubleshooting tips for common compost problems.
Make exceptionally rich compost quickly and easily by utilizing some of the planets very best eaters - worms! Vermicomposting, or using worms to break down waste materials, is a fast and effective way to turn kitchen scraps into worm castings, a highly valued form of compost.
Learn why it’s called “worm grunting” and how it’s done.
Soy is currently the leading source of protein in most animal diets, but mealworms offer a more efficient and sustainable alternative.
Here are 12 simple tips that will help you to fight the war on worms and coccidia in goats.
You don't have to stick to corn and soybeans to nourish your flock. Chickens enjoy a variety of foods, including mulberries, worms and Japanese beetles.
Learn how to make a simple "mealworm farm" out of readily available materials you probably already have in your home. Raise your own mealworms to feed to chickens, ducks, turkeys, quail, and other poultry as a protein rich treat.
Like many things in nature, the catalpa tree and worm have a special one-on-one relationship.
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Raising worms for the compost material they make, vermicomposting, is the easiest indoor pet experience.
As you can guess from their name, cabbage worms primarily attack plants in the cabbage family, but are not exclusively cabbage feeders.
Describes a method of keeping red wiggler worms active and productive outside throughout the winter. Describes a method of sheltering and heating the worms using an active compost pile for heat and clear plastic glazing for shelter.
Stan Slaughter discusses a method to produce vermicompost in large quantities yearround.
Ellen Sandbeck, who has nearly a quarter century of experience as the Head Worm Wrangler of Laverme's Worms, writes about how to make and run a homemade vermicomposting bin.
Three easy ways to compost in small spaces and with little effort.
Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant explains how night crawlers and other worms can improve the structure of your garden soil, and how to attract them by using piles of compost and mulch.
Our guest blogger is positively enchanted by the convenience, not to mention the benefits, of keeping worms in the garden.
Learn how bats can be beneficial for organic farmers, dramatically reducing the need for costly and harmful pesticides.
Are there tiny white worms in your manure? They may be potworms!