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Managing Worm Compost from your Worm Composter- Red Wiggler worms

Updated on April 10, 2017
Red Wiggler Worms
Red Wiggler Worms

Managing your Red Wiggler worm Compost in a Worm Composter Bin

Managing your Red Wiggler worm compost will be easy, Red wiggler worms as worm composters are quite hardy, easy to raise and care for. Red Wiggler worms are can withstand and active in temperatures that ranges 16° - 28°C (60° - 80°F) They double their activities at the upper ends of temperature ranges in foraging and mating activities. Red Wiggler worms are heavy eaters, eating as much as 1 and a half times their own body weights if there's plenty of food or on the upper ends of their environment's temperature ranges. The more they're eating the more they produce worm castings or "worm poop"- an excellent soil conditioner and organic fertilizer. Worm casting is known to have more nutrient than an ordinary "hot" compost pile or soil garden.

Organic Wastes
Organic Wastes

Placing food in your Vermicompost Bin

The temperature in your worm composter bin will really affect the appetite/metabolism of Red Wiggler worms and naturally, the production of worm castings that's considered as the main ingredient in worm compost- So properly placing food in your vermicompost bin also means that minimal worm food should be introduced during seasons with low temperature. This means that you should avoid introducing too much food on your worm composter bin on cold seasons because the extra untouched organic waste may alter the PH balance that's ideally at best in 7.0. Organic waste that is left to continue to rot will produce unwanted smells in your worm composter bin. On the other hand, Red wigglers are very active on the upper ends of their temperature ranges. So giving an extra ½ pound on a pound of food for a pound of Red Wigglers won't hurt. Avoid giving foods that are salty, acidic and dairy product foods because dairy products becomes acidic overtime and gets too smelly.

Worm Compost Materials
Worm Compost Materials

Harvesting Red Wiggler worm Compost Products from your Worm Composter Bin

Cleaning your worm composter bin and harvesting your Red Wiggler worm compost is very easy to do. First you have to check if the bedding is good and ample. If the bedding is nearly eaten or becomes noticeably lacking or soggy you may add fresh new beddings of dried leaves, shredded papers or cardboards, wood carvings, a little bit of soil and 2 spoons of crushed eggshells.

Changing worm bedding in your worm bin
Changing worm bedding in your worm bin

Changing Beddings and Harvesting of Worm Compost Products

Changing beddings, harvesting of worm compost products and cleaning your worm composter bin can obviously be done at the same time. You need to have a container to pour your entire bin's contents, a large garbage bag that would be cut to expand will do. After pouring worm composter bin's contents on your plastic sheet, spread the compost all over evenly. Red composting worms that got exposed will burrow quickly within 2-3 minutes. When the worms have presumably settled at the bottom of the dirt, you can now start collecting your compost bin on a container. As you go along, you'll uncover the worms, so just pick them up and place them back to your worm composter bin.

Worm Compost
Worm Compost

Worm Compost Product's Other Uses

Worm composting products can also be made into worm teas that can be placed spraying bottles- great for indoor potted plants and a potent organic pesticides safe to use for your vegetable garden. Always make sure to keep your worm compost products on a closed container because it is very fertile and can easily grow wild weeds before you know it.


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