Every winter I accumulate new, unwanted "pets"…fruit flies, fungus gnats and drain flies. Why? I have compost accumulations in my kitchen, a worm bin in the basement and a room full of over-wintering plants. I am a sitting duck. But this year? Nada.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Livin’ on a prayer.
Here are some worm bin photos to marvel at.
Bottom of the bin:
And THAT is several inches deep. Pure worm castings…. Good as gold to this gardener!
A few words on vermiculture. They are worms, people. You can’t really do it wrong. I throw my junk mail in there, unopened, and pull the plastic "windows" from envelopes out later. But I have found that if you overfill it- you’re just dooming yourself to flies. And it really, really sucks.
So, bottom line. Kiss My Aster’s #1 Rule of Vermicomposting?
Don’t overfill it. Anything else goes.