News & Updates
"Rotline" Question of the Week: My worms ate all of the coconut fiber bedding. What should I do?
Jun 16 2009
Wriggly Wranch Worm Bins come with a brick of coconut fiber bedding to get your worm bin started. It is often sold at hydroponics stores and nurseries. Coconut fiber is great for worm bins as it retains moisture, provides aeration, and gives your red wiggler worms nutrients.
Free Composting Workshop in Encinitas this Saturday
May 28 2009
Don't miss this free composting workshop this Saturday. The workshop, instructed by Master Composter Diane Hollister, will cover the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting. Learn how to turn your food scraps and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden!
"Rotline" Question of the Week: Where should I keep my compost bin?
May 27 2009
The best place to keep your bin is in a shaded location. There is a common misconception that the sun causes the contents inside the bin to heat up but it is actually the thermophilic bacteria creating heat as they decompose the material. Keeping your bin in shaded location will help maintain the bin's moisture.
"Rotline" Question of the Week: What are these white worms in my worm bin?
May 12 2009
Sometimes mistaken as baby red worms these worms are commonly called "pot worms". These small white worms often found in worm bins are not harmful to you or your red wigglers. They are part of the eco- system of your bin and eat decaying matter just like your red wigglers. If you are inclined to reduce their population, try making your...
"Rotline" Question of the Week: How much food can worms eat?
May 5 2009
Worms can eat half of their weight in one day under the best conditions. For a Wriggly Wranch Worm Bin one pound of worms is needed to start your bin. There are about 1,000 worms in a pound. For the first few days you will only want to add a small quantity of food as the worms get acquainted to their new home.