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Because its key to understanding everything organic, one needs to know all about composting and its applications.


Food waste that is acceptable to feed worms:

  • Apples
  • Apple peels
  • Apple cores
  • Baked beans
  • Biscuits
  • Cabbage
  • Cake
  • Celery
  • Cereal and grains
  • Citrus peels
  • Corn bread
  • Cucumber
  • Eggs
  • Egg shells
  • Fruits
  • Lettuce
  • Sugars
  • Onions
  • Potatoes and peels
  • Coffee grounds
  • Tea bags
  • Vegetables

*Plant matter needs to be weighed on an individual basis. Lots of green plant material will heat up a worm bin.

Avoid these:

  • Garlic: powerful antifungal, antibacterial. Micro-organisms thrive on fungus and bacteria, and mold!
    Save the garlic for you! Great for your your gut microbiome.
  • Citrus rinds: too much of it doesn't work well for worms, so I just avoid it altogether.

Worms cannot compost these items:

  • Meat and Bones. They can be in a separate pile far away from everything else. These invite all kinds of animals and generally is unsafe.
  • Oils
  • Fats
  • Vinegar - will kill worms overnight.
  • Dog or cat waste - unsafe
  • Green grass clippings - creates too much heat

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