Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System

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Storey Publishing, 2017 - HOUSE & HOME - 192 pages
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For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment -- making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn't want or can't have an outdoor compost pile. The fully revised 35th anniversary edition features the original's same friendly tone, with up-to-date information on the entire process, from building or purchasing a bin (readily available at garden supply stores) to maintaining the worms and harvesting the finished compost.
 

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User Review  - leabharlainne - LibraryThing

I liked this book it was a simple guide to keeping worms that gave very easy to follow practical guides. I really liked that the author knew people would have different goals for their worm bins and created several different plans that accommodated those different goals Read full review

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User Review  - hjjugovic - LibraryThing

For anyone interested in urban homesteading, gardening, recycling, composting, or just making your garbage smell less, this is the perfect book for you. Appelhof introduces vermicomposting (worm ... Read full review

Contents

2 Getting Started
4
3 Choosing the Right Worm Bin
14
4 Choosing the Right Bedding Material
32
5 Using the Right Kind of Worms
42
6 Acquiring Your Worms
54
7 Setting Up Your Worm Bin
66
8 What Can Your Worms Eat?
74
9 Taking Care of Your Worms
86
13 Treating Waste as a Resource
142
Record Sheet
151
Annotated References
152
Metric Conversions
156
How Many Worms in an Acre or a Hectare?
157
Glossary
159
Bibliography
166
Acknowledgments
175

10 Frequently Asked Questions
106
11 Other Critters and Pests
112
12 How to Use Your vermicompost
130
Resources
176
Index
178
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Worms Eat My Garbage was originally written by Mary Appelhof (1936-2005), an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting whose honors included a National Science Foundation grant and the National Recycling Coalition's Recycler of the Year. Joanne Olszewski, a close friend of Appelhof's, has updated the book for the 35th Anniversary Edition. Olszewski is a fellow vermi-enthusiast and the owner of Wormwoman Inc., which manufactures and sells the Worm-A-Way worm bin. She lives in Arkansas.

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