Thursday, August 9, 2012


I got 1000 pet worms in the mail yesterday. They are now happily in a bin in the basement eating away at my food scraps. This is much more exciting to me than it ought to be. I keep checking on them. They remain worms. But they are already fatter and more wriggly and healthier looking than when they arrived.

I got my worms from Uncle Jim's Worm Farm (via Amazon). It seems like they do the best they can to get the worms to you alive while still being inexpensive. They only ship on Mondays to keep it from sitting in a shipping station over the weekend and send them priority mail.

I mostly used the instructions on this website to make my bin: Make a Worm Composter for Less Than Five Bucks, but also benefited from reading Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhoff.

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool. Worms are great. So, do you eventually put the compost in your garden?