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Protecting Composting Worms in Winter
Are sub-freezing temperatures on their way? Composting with worms does not have to stop during those cold winter months! If you live in a cold climate, your composting worms can continue working when winter approaches. You need to make some decisions. Here are your choices: Do nothing. Insulate. Move the worms to a sheltered location. […]
Best Worm Composters: Our Top Recommendations
Ever been in the store or scrolling through virtual aisles, surrounded by a puzzling lineup of worm composters, scratching your head, thinking, “Which one is right for me?” With so many options on the table, it’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in a maze, all while you just want to find the perfect home […]
Buy or Make Your Own Compost: Is Composting Worth it?
Ever been torn between swiping your card for a bag of pre-made compost or digging into the DIY dirt right in your backyard? We’ve all been there. Me and my family have been elbow-deep in composting (quite literally) for over four decades. I’ve had my hands in compost piles, vermicomposting bins, and all things organic […]
Compost Worms vs Earthworms: What’s the Difference?
I’ve been knee-deep in the world of worm farming for over four decades. You could say that, during my worm composting adventures, I’ve seen it all when it comes to these wiggly wonders. Today, I want to unravel the difference between compost worms vs earthworms. And, trust me – there’s more to it than meets […]
Worm Bin Options for Red Wigglers: DIY vs. Commercial
Hey there, fellow or soon-to-be vermicomposters! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of worm bins and exploring the two primary options for housing those wiggly wonders – the good old DIY approach and the convenient commercial bins. Red Wigglers are the usual stars of the vermicomposting show, and choosing the right home for these […]
The Environmental Benefits of Red Wiggler Worms: How Vermicomposting Helps Sustainable Gardening
Vermicomposting definitely isn’t a new practice. We’ve been doing it here at Uncle Jim’s for decades. But with the global push for sustainability and with eco-friendly practices growing in popularity, people are finally coming around and acknowledging the environmental benefits of red wiggler worms and composting. In this article, we’ll discuss how vermicomposting supports sustainable […]
Can Red Wigglers Survive Winter?
Jump to Section How Do Worms Survive Winter? Worm Resilience How cold is too cold for a worm bin? The Reality of Worm Composting in Winter and What You Can Do Leave them as-is outdoors Insulate the outdoor bin Partially bury the outdoor bin Move the bin to a warmer place Compost Indoors Frequently Asked […]
Worm Blankets and Lids: The Best Coverings for Worm Bin
Are you tired of constantly monitoring your worm bin’s temperature and moisture levels? Do you wish there was a way to create the perfect environment for your composting worms without the hassle? Well, look no further – worm blanket and lid are the best coverings for your worm bin that will revolutionize your vermicomposting experience. […]
What is a Worm Bed and How Does it Work?
Are you tired of dealing with lackluster soil in your garden? Are you looking for a way to reduce your environmental impact while improving the health of your plants? Well, have no fear because a worm bed might just be the answer to all your gardening woes! Worm beds, also known as vermicomposting, are a […]
The Forbidden Foods: What NOT to Feed Worms in Your Compost Bin
Worms are fascinating creatures that play a vital role in composting and soil health and are more than happy to get food waste off your hands, provide you with some “black gold,” and help you reduce your carbon footprint. Worms are like people, you see; the quickest way to their hearts is through their stomachs. But […]