Uncle Jims Worm Blog
Does your compost bin have a little more ventilation than it needs (think stress cracks around the bottom)? Have your worms reproduced so much over the winter that they’re crushed for space in their compost bin home? Maybe you’re just a beginner composter and need the right bin for your red wiggler worms. No matter the reason, Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm has the indoor and outdoor compost bins you need to handle your composting needs.
Well, a good answer would be “in my compost bin”, but it’s important to remember that although they’re pretty self-sufficient muscle-bound worms, they do need a little attention from their landlord (meaning you) on occasion since they can’t effectively send you a note saying “too hot in here” or “we’re a little thirsty”.
As anyone who tends a vegetable patch or fruit field on their property knows that they take constant maintenance, at all times of day. Cutting and watering should be done in the morning or early evening, weeding can be done anytime and pest repellants should be applied at night to ward off nocturnal critters as well as those that munch by day. That being said, your compost bin and the red wiggler worms inside your bin need your attention, although not quite as often.
Can you feel the warm sun on your face? Are you watching the big, fluffy white clouds track lazily across a deep blue sky? Spring is here and that means the red wiggler worms living in your compost bin may need a little TLC to revitalize them.
Finally, the weather has started to warm and the ground is thawing. Soon, buds will be popping out on trees and flowers blossoms will be bursting forth. Is your yard ready for the explosions of spring? Take the following quiz to be sure you're ready to enjoy the spring.
You’ve heard about red wiggler worms in your compost research, but is there really a difference between this large, red-colored worm variety and the typical garden worm you may find as you turn over your garden soil? Wouldn’t is just be easy to dig up those worms and use them in your bin to make compost?
Finally. The birds are singing again, the air is warmer and fragrant with the smells of flowers and new grass. Spring is here. All your patience and diligence during the winter means that you can now get back outside with your worms and begin cultivating your compost!
Weekends are a time to relax and enjoy your family and friends and this even means the red wiggler worms in your compost bin. Your worms have spent a few months in the colder climates, so they need a little TLC about now. The question is, how do you show your worms you need them and want them around, especially come spring, when they never really ask for anything?