Vermicomposting - Week 3

With a little luck, the worms have survived 3 weeks in their new surroundings and were doing a great job at managing about half their weight in organic waste from our kitchen which was otherwise destined for the landfill. They appear to be gaining weight and a layer of casting has begun to form along the bottom of the bin.  Moisture levels are much higher now with casting forming and leaching taking place from aging feed stocks. Most likely caused by over zealous feeding, an ammonia odor was detected a few days ago.  The bedding was turned and fresh cardboard was added while feeding was suspended for two days, which seemed to alleviate the anaerobic condition caused by overfeeding.  The remedy the situation, a small scale is now used to record the quantities of food stock until a regular feeding schedule can be established.

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