Keeping Your Worm Bin Cool

How will I keep my worms cool this summer?

It’s about to get really hot here in Texas for a few months.  This means it’s time for me to consider how I’ll keep my worms happy and eating and pooping.  Worms like temps between 40 and 90 degrees.  My worm bin in the garage is already right at 80 and we’re not even in [...]

Worms on the Plane

Transporting Composting Worms on a Plane

This weekend I flew to Oregon to see my niece and her family, including her new one month old son.  Trying to be a good great-aunt, I knew I needed to bring older sister a gift. What better gift than composting worms?  Isn’t that what every little girl wants? So, I went to home depot [...]

It’s a Wormtastrophe! How I overheated my worm bin and killed my worms

How I cut my worm population in half in just two days.

I have a fungus problem.  My town community garden plot apparently has fungus.  Sadly, that is exactly where I planted all of the tomato plants this spring.  (I didn’t realize the fungus issue before I planted, now it’s too late.)  I was researching how to try to eliminate the fungus and I came across the [...]

Why I Love Worm Composting

How will I keep my worms cool this summer?

I keep a worm box.  I realize that this is not something that everyone does.  There are three reasons why I love my worms, and worm composting. 1) Less Garbage. Using my worms for composting means that I get to use a lot of what would normally go in the trash.  Potato peels, apple cores, [...]