Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vermicomposting - Recycling Idea of the Future is Worm Farms!

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Vermicomposting - Recycling Idea of the Future is Worm Farms! by Matt Murren

Psst! What to be let in on a little secret? V-E-R-M-I-C-O-M-P-O-S-T-I-N-G. What’s vermicomposting, you ask?

Well, in a nut shell, vermicomposting are worm farms, and it is changing the future of recycling as we know it! These farms are giving people the ability to limit the amount of recyclable waste that they send to landfills and to create a manageable compost pile comprised of plant based items that will be eliminated with the help of some squirmy, hard working worms! Although the thought of worms may turn your stomach, these amazing little creatures alone have the ability to eliminate a tremendous amount of waste that would otherwise be thrown into a landfill.

There are approximately 4,000 worms in a pound. It takes an average of 24 hours for a worm farm to eat through one half pound of recyclable waste. This type of waste includes vegetable waste and peelings, fruit waste and peelings, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper products and cardboard (including egg cartons). There are a couple of exceptions to the rules regarding what can be allowed inside of worm farms. Any acidic fruit or vegetable (such as citrus or onions) should be given in limited use. Pineapple should not be given at all as in contains a certain enzyme that will actually dissolve the worm.

You can start your own vermicomposting by getting all of the supplies at your local home and garden supply store, or you can search on the web for companies who provide a starter kit for you. Beginning a farm is fairly inexpensive. Most supplies cost approximately $50 and the first batch of worms run about $20.

You never have to worry about the worms overproducing as they adjust their mating schedule based on the population of the farm. That’s pretty clever, huh? Do yourself and the environment a favor and look into investing in worm farms. The smell is limited (due to the worms water based excrement), it is inexpensive and you can sleep well at night knowing that you put forth the effort to help our world in the fight against pollution and landfill issues.

Matt D Murren owns and operates http://www.wormfarms411.com

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