We've been at it for a little over a year now. We know it's working, somewhat, because we've thrown all our fruit and veggie scraps in it, plus some paper every couple of weeks, and yet it still fits neatly into one bin (we did upgrade to a bin instead of the plant pot we were using). However, it hasn't worked quite as well as we had hoped, as I discovered when I tried to plant a little pine tree in our compost-- there are still quite large chunks of things we put in there ages ago kicking around. Bummer.
|Definitely like this bag.|
And the logo.
So, in the midst of some frustration, I made a beeline to websites about vermicomposting. After some poking around and consultation with Chad, we decided to order some vermies of our very own to see what they could do with our carrot peelings and strawberry leaves.
And now... we wait. It should take them a day or two to recover from travelling (much like humans), but we have lots of delicious treats for them to nibble out there, so I'm anxious to see them take off and become healthy, happy vermies. After all, who wants unhappy worms living on their porch?
|The stars of the composting show!|
Summertime may pose a problem, because these are not Texas vermies, and it's recommended that they come indoors when the temps are over 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). In Austin, that's mid-May through late September. So, I may be sharing more than my food scraps with my wriggly new pets in a couple of months' time.
Do you compost? Invite wildlife into your house? Do you think I've really gone round the bend this time?