After living in Halifax for a little over two years I got very used to composting and enjoyed the fact that I was doing something useful and good for the environment with all of my food scraps. When I recently moved to Saint John, NB I was faced with the prospect of not being able to compost my kitchen scraps anymore. Not because the city doesn't compost, they do. However, because I live in a building with more than 4 units we have a private contractor that deals with our
Again the internet held the answer in the form of the Jolly Farmer, that just so happens to be located in North Hampton, NB. So I didn't have to go very far, in fact, the worms were delivered to me (not quite to my doorstep as I missed the delivery and had to bike to the warehouse to pick them up).
|I wonder what the Delivery Driver thought of these warnings...|
|I started with a rubbermaid storage bin|
|Then Drilled holes to allow air. Air is one of the three things worms need to live.|
|A lot of holes on both sides...|
|...and the ends...|
|...Just a few in the bottom to in the hopes of little leakage which so far has been avoided...|
|...and some more in the top.|
|The bin with bedding down and about half of the shredded newspaper left over to be used later.|
|After the bedding is down the next step is to actually put the worms in their new home. They came in this burlapish sack.|
|My new roomates!|
|Getting to know each other a little.|
|Here they are in the new home, including the little bit of soil they came in.|
A bin this size is supposed to be able to support the food scraps of two people. So far so good with one person. Supposedly the castings make amazing fertilizer so perhaps I will have to post some pictures of my "Superman" plants after they have been rooted in some castings...and after I get some plants. Oh well, but why share living space with only a couple living things when you can share it with 1000?