Vermicomposting paper carbon only

Vermicomposting only paper experiment


What is vermicomposting

Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to break down organic material, such as food waste, into nutrient-rich compost. This compost can then be used as a natural fertilizer for plants. Vermicomposting is a type of composting that can be done on a small scale, such as in a backyard or even indoors.

To start a vermicomposting system, you will need a container, bedding material, food waste, and worms. You can use a plastic bin, a wooden box, or even a large bucket or tub as the container. Shredded paper or other organic material, such as leaves or straw, can be used as bedding for worms. You can feed the worms food waste, such as vegetable scraps and fruit peels, and the worms will break it down into compost. Red worms, also known as red wigglers, are commonly used for vermicomposting because they are efficient at breaking down organic material.

Vermicomposting is a simple and effective way to recycle food waste and create a natural fertilizer for plants. It can be done on a small scale, such as in a backyard or indoors, and can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

Let’s try

I have the bedding only made of paper. I want to see how it looks after it has been processed by worms. I started an experiment with vermicomposting on carbon-only bedding. I started an experiment with vermicomposting on carbon-only bedding, and I am hoping it is going to produce very interesting results. The bedding doesn’t contain any soil. The bedding doesn’t contain any soil, but it is full of carbon. Shredded paper, yerba mate, and tea bags — that is it.   Composting with worms is definitely one of the neatest things I have done in a long time. It has been extremely fun, educational, and easy! I’ve been hesitant about the whole worm thing for quite some time.   I would have to take the blame for not jumping on board with this whole worm thing sooner! Worm composting is such an efficient and inexpensive way to create rich soil in my garden. The idea is to have paper totally processed to fine grained pieces and use it as fertilizer for my vegetables.

Update 11/30

11/30: paper shreds have become brown and dark brown – an indication of breaking down

Paper vermicomposted

12/25 – I poured too much water. I noticed some worms died. I am now adding dry stuff to rescue the situation. Lesson learned – be careful with water!