Sunday, 17 December 2006

Christmas cheer is here!

Added: Parsnip, potato peelings, Nettle tea leaves, courgette, leek, aubergine scraps, paper shreddings.

Today the worms got a special Christmas treat with the addition of some paper which had been shredded just the way they love it, all long and thin so they can wrap themselves up in it to their hearts content.

Monday, 11 December 2006

The first newborn!

Added: Carrot, parsnip, Onion, Potato peelings, banana skins, raspberry, rosehip infusion tea leaves and normal teabags. 1 spoonful of crushed eggshells.

Seen: a very young worm. Probably born in the last couple of weeks; about 20-30mm in length.

exclusive new shots of the first sighting of new eisenia fetida!

Maintenance: As mentioned previously the bottom section of the box had filled up with earth and consequently some worms had made their way down to the great abyss alas a rescue/maintenance operation was in need. I took the box apart and cleaned and reorganised, spreading the new food added in an evenly spread layer.

vermicomposter maintenance

Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Nature expands further...

New life in the bin…seedlings have sprouted.
Added: potato peelings, broccoli offcuts, teabags, onion skins
Seen: baby centipede!