How to Keep Red Worms Safe in Winter Worm composting is what gardeners call vermicomposting where worms convert organic waste materials to very beneficial soil additives that enrich soil fertility and help gardeners in producing organic food. Some classes of worms are highly adapted to decaying organic waste materials and flourish and reproduce well in such materials. Red Worms or Red Wigglers also fall in the same category and convert millions of organic waste to compost for home gardeners and commercial farming facilities. These worms produce worm castings, also called…Read More
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Temperature Guide for Red Worms
Temperature Guide for Red Worms Like every living organism, Red worms also need favorable temperature and a conducive environment where they could survive and perform decomposition functions. Many organisms living in an ecosystem naturally break down the crumbling material by ingesting them into their bodies to provide some valuable nutrients for other living organisms like plants. Red worms categorically placed in detritivores also perform a similar job and contribute significantly to our ecosystem and food production chain. Redworms with other decomposers are considered the caretakers of an ecosystem. Without decomposers,…Read More
Is It Good To Use Red Worms For Composting?
Is It Good To Use Red Worms For Composting? Today is the era of organic farming, and the food obtained from the organic farm is also healthy and fresh but it is not economical. One of the key factors while growing organic food is eliminating the use of chemicals during the cultivation of food. To enrich the soil medium with essential nutrients, add good quality compost or well-rotted manure into the soil. If you want to establish your own garden, instead of buying expensive good quality compost you can form…Read More
Red Worm Composting in the Wintertime
Red worms typically need warmer temperatures to be able to compost; however, what do we need to do during the winter period to keep them in more temperate conditions for them to continue composting? How can we do red worm composting in the wintertime? Winter composting is achievable as long as you are aware of how to take special care of the needs of your red worms. The moment winter begins, the red worms can feel the cold climate because the worm bin starts to absorb the cold temperature. When…Read More