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Vermicomposting

Your worms need furniture too!

Once you've found the perfect space to rent, it is important to make your worm bin an enticing home for the worms. The worms need a cool, moist environment in which to live and grow. The most commonly used bedding is shredded newspaper or cardboard that has been soaked in water. The bedding is important because it not only creates a comfortable climate for the worms but it is also digested right along with the food scraps. Four pounds of evenly spread bedding is recommended for every two square feet of space in the bin.

Next step: learn about introducing the worms to their new home.

Revised September 10, 2009

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