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Worm Food Overview

Our waste = food for the worms

· Getting stated

Our three feeding tips

1) Worm composting is easy. If something goes wrong, usually it’s because of overfeeding. The basic rule is: less is more. Especially in the beginning be careful and watch closely. Over time, you will see which wastes and what amounts your little wolverines like and how quickly utilize.
2) The waste should be shredded, which simplifies the decomposition. The compost worms love a varied diet, so a mix of waste is appreciated.
3) For each feeding, add 30% to 50% (the more the better) fibers such as toilet paper rolls, household paper, cartons of packaging, egg carton, etc. Tip: With the cardboard  you have something that can regulate the humidity: too wet = dry cardboard / too dry = wet cardboard.

Ideal compost food, finely chopped for the little mouths

  • Old fruits and vegetables
  • Coffee grounds, teabags
  • Eggshells (best finely ground with the mortar)
  • Egg carton or similar (torn to pieces)
  • Bouquets (small cut)
  • old leaves of houseplants
  • Banana peels, ginger, chilies, Avocado sticks are ok!
  • hair

Expert Feed - Can be added to a well-running, established composter in controlled amounts. Always watch!

  • Potato peels (smells like minced, but helps to bury)
  • Cabbage plants (composting slowly, smells)
  • Garlic (composts slowly, smells, no problem)
  • Onions (smells, envelopes no problem)
  • Citrus fruits (composting slowly, smells, acidic)
  • old bread (can mold, bury helps, small amounts)
  • Nut and chestnuts (composting very slowly)

NOT suitable for the worm composter!

  • Mustard, the worms do not like it at all
  • Cooked food, salted leftovers, cheese rind, meat,
  • bones, pasta, rice, legumes
  • Ash, wood, plastic, metal, pet dung
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