5 Things you need to start worm composting

Jeffrey Neal, the "Compost Guy", is making a big environmental impact in urban DC by using worms to recycle household waste.

Worm composting is a great way to do your part to help the environment. It could take a couple tries to really get the 'worm machine' devouring your fruits and veggies. If you're committed and seek a little help from the experts you can make it work in your home. Also worm castings are a great natural fertilizer for your garden or potted plants! 

5 Things you need to start worm composting! 

  • A pound of red worms. (You can order them online)
  • A Rubbermaid® type container and turn it into a composting bin between 8 or 12 inches deep. 
  • Potting soil (worms like a dirt)
  •  A place to keep the composting worms. Red worms tend to prefer temperatures in the 55 to 77 degree and they like a quiet space (don't we all) .Under the kitchen sink or in a stairwell maybe a good place for them to call home. 
  • A little expert guidance.

Jeffrey "The Compost Guy" is happy to help answer your question!  Email him at Jeffrey@loopclosing.com

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