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Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms for Small Spaces and Limited Time

Compost is one of the best organic fertilizers for introducing nutrients and beneficial microbes to your soil, but many gardeners do not have the space or time to maintain a traditional compost pile. A vermicomposter, or a composter that uses worms, is an economical, time saving and space saving solution. Worm castings are full of beneficial microbes and nutrients which make an ideal plant fertilizer for houseplants, and for food plants in containers and gardens. Only red wigglers, or (Eisenia fetida or Eisenia foetida), should be used for composting in bins. E. fetida are also called tiger worms, redworms, and other [ ... ]