This August we've been wiggling along. Back2TheDirt grew its crew to 36 lbs of worms. That's around 16,000 worms in the bed! Over the month we were able to compost a total of 241 lbs of waste! I am also happy to report that we were able to do our first harvest of worm castings. They were beautiful, dark and crumbly, almost like chocolate cake. (What can I say, I love good soil?). Hopefully, the castings can make their way into some fall garden beds. With what remains, I plan to do some experimentation on. Custom potting soil mixes, vermiwash, and natural plant fertilizers are all to come.
Also, we are still looking for more food waste sources. If you are interested in composting, please give us a try :)
Fun Fact: Nightcrawler worms live an average of 6 years in the wild. Some have been found to live as long as 20 years!