It’s time for a worm update. (Read the initial post about it here.) I had no idea if I would be coming back and saying, “Oops, they are all dead!” or “They all crawled away” or “The exterminator got them’. But I am happy to say that they are still alive (well, I haven’t counted if it is all 2000 of them), plump and um…doing their thing!
I was hoping that all of the scraps would be composted by now, but not quite. It appears that many of the egg shells were not pulverized before being put into the Worm Pit and have not been consumed.
Before I begin phase 2, I will actually have to pull out the egg shells and any uneaten larger pieces of food. Then I will push all the compost to one side and create a new bed for them. At that point they are supposed to crawl over to the new bed and I can take the compost away and use in the garden.
It is nice to have some homemade compost to mix in with my tomatoes this spring! And the “tea”, the liquid that drops through the holes in the tub to a basin below, is supposed to be MARVELOUS fertilizer.