What type of worms can you add to your compost pile?
When it comes to vermicompost, should I simply allow the natural worms in the dirt under my compost to find it, or add worms? And if I add worms, does it matter what kind or where I get them from? I was wondering specifically if the live worms that are sold in bait shops be used for composting.
Put anything and everything in a compost pile. The more garbage the better compost you will end up with. Even table scraps.
Red wiggler worms (Eisenis foetida) are the voracious composters and can be purchased for this purpose. The deeply burrowing varieties (Lumbricus terrestris) that aerate our soil will perhaps work the lower portions of the bin but prefer to be underground. Happy composting!!
I just went to a local store that sells fishing bait (walmart in my case) and bought a container of night crawlers. they get the job done and you will have all the worms you need for a couple dollars.
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