BWF Blog - Tips & Best Practices for Composting with Live Worms

Worm Composting Basics: A Summary Guide to Getting Started

Worm Composting Basics: A Summary Guide to Getting Started

New to worm composting? This guide will cover all you need to know to get started, including what worm composting is, the best type of compost worms to use, how to set-up your first worm bin, what to feed your new squiggly friends, and more!
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Taking Care of Live Compost Worms & Your Worm Bin

Taking Care of Live Compost Worms & Your Worm Bin

Once you've set-up your worm binbought your compost online, and settled on a feeding and watering schedule, there're a few key steps involved in maintaining your bin and creating happy, healthy worms....
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Guide to Watering your Worm Compost Bin: When, How Often, and How Much

Guide to Watering your Worm Compost Bin: When, How Often, and How Much

Worms need a damp, but not wet, environment to thrive. Think about your yard or a local park, if you dig down a few inches the ground is usually moist but not dripping wet. That's the level of moistness you're after in your worm bin.....

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The Ultimate Guide to the 9 Most Popular Worm Compost Bins, review of Worm Compost Bins, Buy Worm Compost Bin Online

Which Worm Compost Bin Should You Buy? The Ultimate Guide to the 9 Most Popular Worm Composters

Interested in buying a worm compost bin online but not sure where to start? Our "Ultimate Guide to the 9 Most Popular Worm Compost Bins" is the internet's most comprehensive review of worm compost bins and will answer key questions many people have about worm compost bins:

  • Should I keep the bin indoor or outdoor,
  • Will the bin fit in my house or garage, and
  • What does each bin cost
After reading this guide you'll be armed with all of the information you need to pick the right bin for your home or garden!
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Compost Worm Feeding Guide: How To, the Golden Rules, and Pro Tips

Compost Worm Feeding Guide: How To, the Golden Rules, and Pro Tips

Worms are fantastic eaters and will eat just about anything.  But there are foods that can harm them or lead to poor bin conditions, so it's important to stick to a few basic rules.....
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Common Problems in Worm Composting and Tips for Troubleshooting Bins (Part 1 of 4)

Red wigglers 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, how to troubleshoot each issue, and the tips and steps to take to address each problem.

 

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Worms are Crawling Out of My Worm Bin (Part 2 of 4)

If worms are fleeing your worm bin it's most likely the result of temperature (too hot or cold), moisture near or on the bin, or pH issues. In this post we explore these issues and how to troubleshoot them.

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Worms are Dying in Worm Bin (Part 3 of 4)

Worms dying in your bin is one of the trickiest problems in worm composting to identify and deal with because in many cases it is difficult to see that the worms are dying. The most likely issue is what's known as "sour crop" (it's sometimes called protein poisoning. This condition is common but can be complex to diagnose.
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Worm's Aren't Eating (part 4 of 4)

If you've farmed compost worms or managed a worm bin for a few months or more, you have likely encountered a situation where your worms aren't eating. In many cases there may be nothing wrong with the bin, but in other cases uneaten food can be a sign that something is wrong in the bin. 
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