Aside from the microbial-rich castings compost worms provide, one reason people choose compost worms as a source of their garden manure/fertilizer is because the worms cost almost nothing to “raise.”
A lot of the kitchen scraps people throw away (or toss into their compost pile) can be used to feed compost worms.
In the fall, I like to freeze pumpkin, including the rind, as a future food source for my compost worms. They LOVE pumpkin and pumpkin rind.
However, if I have no fresh scraps, rotting scraps I’ve set aside in the fridge, or leftovers stashed in the freezer, I’ve been known to break open a can of pumpkin puree. Yep. A perfectly good can of pumpkin puree will go to the worms. You do what you have to to keep your little gardening friends alive and well.
If you’d like to know more about compost worms, check out the Compost Worms 101 series.
Below are all the links to the Compost Worms 101 series:
14 Reasons to Have Compost Worms
DIY Compost Worm Bin
How to Acquire Compost Worms
Feeding Compost Worms (What, How, and When)
How to Take Care of Compost Worms
Cool Facts About Compost Worms
Giveaway: Compost Worms!!!
How to Harvest Worm Castings
How to Use Worm Castings
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