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16 Easy & Expert-Approved Earth Day Tips for Going Green at Home

16 Easy & Expert-Approved Earth Day Tips for Going Green at Home

One area where we can make a significant impact on global warming is in our homes. From using worms to compost waste to reducing energy usage to conserving water, there are many ways to make our homes more eco-friendly. In this article, we’ll explore some Earth Day tips for creating a greener home..... 

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Canadian, African, and European Nightcrawlers: Get to Know the Different Types of Nightcrawlers

Nightcrawlers are great composting worms that can handle a wide range of organic matter and conditions. But that's not all - they also make fantastic fishing bait thanks to their impressive size, lively nature, and durability......
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Fishing with European Nightcrawlers: Why ENCs are One of The Best Worms for Fishing Bait

If you fish you know that having the right bait can make all the difference in having a successful time on the water. While there are many types of live bait out there, one that has become increasingly popular as the best worm for fresh water fishing is the European Nightcrawler. These wiggly worms....
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European Nightcrawler Facts: What to Know About the Diverse Fishing and Composting Earthworm

Among the various species of earthworms, the European Nightcrawler (Eisenia Hortensis) is one of the most popular, interesting, and versatile. Native to Europe, European Nightcrawlers are coveted by......
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Worm Composting 101: The Complete Guide to Starting a Worm Bin (with Photos!) (2023)

New to worm composting? This how-to guide covers the basics of composting with worms, including what worm composting is, the best type of compost worms to buy, how to set-up your first worm bin, what to feed your compost worms and more! After reading you will know how to worm compost, the worm composting basics, tips for beginner worm composting, and setting up a worm bin.

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What are Worm Castings? The Full Scoop on Worm Poop

If you're a home gardener you know that finding the right fertilizers and soil amendments can be a dirty business. In this article, we'll give you the rundown on worm castings (aka worm poop) - the product of 500 million years of evolution and an all-natural, highly effective alternative to chemical fertilizers that are an increasingly popular choice among green thumbs.
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Compost vs Worm Castings - The Key Differences & Which One to Use in Your Garden

Worm Castings vs Compost? Which is better for your garden, plants, or flower beds? In this post we deep dive into the benefits of worm castings and compost, the key differences and disadvantages of worm castings and compost, and what else to consider when choosing which one to use.
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How Do Worms Reproduce - Everything to Know About the Prolific Red Wiggler Breeding Process (with Photos!)

Red wigglers and compost worms are prolific breeders and under the right conditions can double their population size every 3-4 months through mating. So how exactly do they breed - with eggs or impregnation? On their own or with a partner?.....
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Red Wigglers, Indian Blues, & Nightcrawlers - What are the Best Worms for Composting?

For home composting with worms, most people use Red Wigglers, Indian Blues, or Nightcrawlers. Having raised millions of all 3 worm composting species, we believe the best worms for composting are......
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Compost Worm Feeding Guide: What to Feed your Red Wigglers with Tips and Feeding Chart (2023)

Worms are fantastic eaters and will eat just about anything.  But what are the best and favorite foods for red wigglers and compost worms? And what should you not feed your worms? This compost worm feeding guide tells you how often and how much to feed your worms along with feeding tips and a list of what to feed and what to avoid.
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How to Use Worm Castings: An Expert’s Guide with Tips and What You Need to Know (2023)

Worm castings can be used with existing potted plants, gardens, and lawns, or with new plantings and seedlings. The application and use will differ, though, with castings being mixed into the potting medium for new plantings and placed on the surface and gently kneaded into the soil for existing plants. Here’s a breakdown for using castings for virtually.....

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Dying worm with string of pearls. Guide to troubleshooting common problems in worm bins. Tips for troubleshooting worm farm issues like worms dying, bugs and flies in your worm bin, odors in your worm bin, and worms leaving the bin.

Guide to the 6 Most Common Worm Bin Problems (and How to Solve Them!)

Red wigglers and compost worms can be incredibly easy to take care of when they are happy and healthy. There are times, however, when worms are crawling out of bins, not eating, or worse, dying.  In this 4 part series, we'll take a look at common problems with worm composting, troubleshooting worm bin problems, and the tips and steps to take to address each problem.


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