I just found this web channel called Big Tex Worms, and she has some great videos to check out on the topic of vermicomposting. You’ll see that my website gets really worm-centric in the colder months as the outdoor methods slow down to a crawl here in the northeast.
This video shows some pretty standard methods for preparing worm feed, but when it gets to Step 4, I was definitely surprised. I’ve never seen anyone make worm food into balls first, and I wonder what the point is. I guess they’re handy and represent a fixed amount of material for your worms to digest.
If they don’t start eating it within a few days, that means they might not like it and it’s acidic…so I guess it’s a good way to evaluate if your food source is appropriate for them.
What do you think of the tips? It’s pretty simple- if you grind your materials up first and don’t overfeed the worms, you’ll be in good shape.