Vermicomposting is a method of using worms to transform organic waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer. It is a healthy and clean way to eliminate wastes going into our landfills, which improves the environment. Vermicomposting is inexpensive, and only takes two to three months to produce results.

Function

Vermicompost improves the root structure, plant growth, new shoots and blooms of plants. An increase in crops is also noticeable. Vermicompost also has ingredients that repels insects, and it can be used as an insect repellent.

Benefits

Over time, soil can become robbed of key nutrients. Vermicompost replaces those nutrients and optimizes soil content.

Considerations

Vermicomposting can be done indoors, because worms are sensitive to extremes of hot and cold temperatures. Keeping worms healthy is the key to nutrient-rich fertilizer. For the worm bedding, egg cartons that have been broken down or lint from your dryer are good options.

Process

Vermicomposting uses red worms. When the scraps exit the worms' intestines, "worm castings" are formed. These castings are an immaculate, natural fertilizer.

Advice

With vermicomposting, you continue to add scraps daily. Kitchen scraps are ideal, but meat should not be used.