Last week, I mentioned in passing that we were checking all those fall maintenance tasks of the list. The MR bought a compressor and blew out the sprinkler lines, we cleaned up the garden for the winter, and I went through the worm bin.
While fall may not be the best time to add amendments to the soil, the bin was past due for me to empty a few trays and check on my worms. One thing became hugely apparent as I went through the bin. Something was missing—namely worms. I saw a few tiny worms, a few giant worms, and nothing in between.
Usually the trays are teaming with red wigglers, but they’d disappeared. I don’t know if the bin got too hot, the trays were too wet, or the worms were tired of eating my food scraps; but whatever the reason, the worms were gone.
I like turning food scraps into fertilizer and not worrying about wildlife digging through my trash cans, so I went on Amazon and called in reinforcements.
It took a week, but Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm came to the rescue.
Maybe I’ll have to be more careful in the future when I empty those trays to make sure I keep plenty of worms in the bin working hard. These are by far the most low maintenance pets I’ve ever had.
How do you recycle your food scraps?