A wormís diet
is based off of where they live and if they are surface worms or they
live deep under the ground. Worms that are generally near the
surface of the dirt can eat anything from dead leaves to cardboard all
the way to melon rinds and sawdust.
For this reason,
many people have taken to using worm buckets to process a lot of their
garbage instead of having it sit in landfills where it cannot decompose
properly. For instance, are you throwing away a lot of fruit and
veggies cores/peelings? Well, set up a few worm bins and drop all
of that waste in there and pretty soon you will have some fabulous
compost to use for your plants.
Worms are some
of the only creatures that can process all sorts of waste as their diet.
This is one of the main reasons that many people believe that worms will
help save the planet one day. Think about it, if everyone used
worm bins instead of throwing out their organic garbage, there would be
a lot less waste in the landfills. Plus, we could then use the worm
compost to make our plants and crops healthy.
Now, if you are
looking to set up your own worm bin, it is super easy! All you
need are worms, a container and some dirt and you got yourself a worm
bin! Just be sure that you keep your worm bin very moist and in a
dark place as that is how worms generally live underground. Now
you can throw potato peelings, green peppers, egg shells, coffee
grounds, tea bags, wet pizza boxes and even wood ashes in there!
can pretty much eat anything, there are a few things that you want to
avoid because it will not only smell up your worm bin, but it will also
attract insects and that is definitely not something that you want.
Any dairy products or meat products are a big no-no to throw in there.
Meat products will begin to smell after a while and you definitely do
not want that by your house. Dairy products will not only smell in
the long run, but they will also attract flies to your worm bin, so be
careful of that. They also donít care for acidic fruits like pineapple
That is all!
Now that you know exactly what worms eat and how to start your own worm
bin so you can help the planet by recycling some of your waste.
You may not have to take the garbage out every single week; you could
maybe get away with two times a month when you start utilizing worms for
all they are worth!
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