What You Should Know About Nightcrawlers This Year

Choosing the Right Worms for Vermicomposting Vermicomposting has become very popular as a way to create nutrient-rich manure for gardens, yards and pots,mainly because they are simple and cost-efficient. It has two-fold benefits – you can dispose of your organic waste and limit your carbon footprint, and you have a natural fertilizer to help keep your plants and trees healthy. Indeed, it can be relatively easy to make a worm farm with good bedding and toppings of leaves, fruit and veggie peels, branches, egg shells and others. However, to achieve good results, you still need to choose the right words that will eat the scraps in the compost bin. While people often assume that any worms in their backyard will do, the reality is, not all earthworms work for composting. In other words, when it comes to vermicomposting, earthworms are not always the same
News For This Month: Composts
If you’re planning on a vermicomposting, the following are some of the best worm choices for your project:
The Beginner’s Guide to Composts
1. Red Wigglers Red Wigglers are small red worms which are found at the top of the composting table and thrive voraciously on organic matter. Therefore, they tend to produce huge amounts of organic waste that in turn produces nutrient-rich castings, creating very fertile soil. They can actually each as much half of their body weight on a daily basis. Look for a trustworthy bait shop, online or offline, that can give you a small supply of Red Wigglers. The worms won’t only start to work in your compost bin immediately, but will also increase in number as fast. Usually, they will stay close to the surface of the soil and can very well tolerate moisture, pH and temperature changes. 2.European Nightcrawlers European nightcrawlers are giant worms that don’t only work as fishing baits, but also for purposes of composting. They are, in fact, the top feeders when compared to all other kinds of Nightcrawlers. While not as ravenous as the Red Wrigglers, they are better at decomposing coarser types of paper and cardboards. European Nightcrawlers are also reddish or pinkish in color, but they usually need more moisture than the Red Wrigglers. They are not temperature-sensitive and often dig deeper into the compost bin as well. They can reproduce as fast as the Red Wigglers but grow up to three times bigger . Hence, a lot of people breed them in compost bins and use them later as fishing baits. 3. African Nightcrawlers African Nightcrawlers have as big an appetite as Red Wrigglers do and they are also good composters, except that their thin skin makes them sensitive to cold temperatures. This is the reason they must be used only in warm conditions. 4. Alabama Jumpers Lastly, Alabama Jumpers may be used for composting as well. However, because they normally eat leaf litter, they are better for outdoor vermicomposting.