This step by step tutorial of how to create a healthy vermicomposting garden trench is the practice of using worms to break down food scraps and utilize the resulting worm castings (poop) as top grade garden fertilizer. Worms like to feed on slowly decomposing organic materials like fruit and vegetable scraps… it is a win/win situation for the homesteader gardener and the worms.
Composting has long been used to break down organic matter as a way of decreasing waste and creating a great fertilizer that can be used on plants and in fields. If you garden or are thinking of starting a garden, you should consider red worm composting. It’s an extremely easy, yet very effective way of combining the powers of composting in a way that the nutrients are fed directly into the garden.
This tutorial gives a step-by-step guide on how to start red worm composting. If you’re a bit confused about what worms have to do with composting, don’t worry. It’s all explained in the guide. Basically, when a compost trench is made and filled with waste, the worms are added to help break the waste down faster.
The author of this guide will take you through the steps you need to follow to plant your garden, dig your trench, and what materials you need to place in the trench and in what order to yield the best results. The introduction of this guide discusses how the author planted gardens too late in the season, but still had a great turnout, due to using this method.
To create a red worm composting trench, you’ll need the following materials:
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