The worms will feed on kitchen scraps. However, do not give them anything oily, any dairy products, nor any meat. These foods will make the bin rancid and attract vermin. Also, acidic foods such as tomatoes, citrus, and pineapple should be avoided.
- 1 What is the best thing to feed worms?
- 2 What should I feed my Nightcrawlers?
- 3 What are red wigglers favorite food?
- 4 What should you not put in a worm farm?
- 5 How often should I feed my worms?
- 6 Do worms eat cardboard?
- 7 Are coffee grounds good for Nightcrawlers?
- 8 What bedding should I use for Nightcrawler?
- 9 Do Nightcrawlers eat cardboard?
- 10 What should I put in my worm farm?
- 11 Can worms eat egg shells?
- 12 Do worms like bread?
What is the best thing to feed worms?
Top Five Best Foods for Your Worms
- #1 Leafy Green Vegetables. Worms love lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, to name a few of these vegetables.
- #2 Melons/Squash and Pumpkins.
- #3 Broccoli.
- #4 Apples.
- #5 SURPRISE: Pasta.
- Note: Worms can eat most fruits and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, used tea leaves, etc.
What should I feed my Nightcrawlers?
You can also feed night crawlers a mixture of ground corn, cornmeal and commercially sold worm food. The New York Chamber of Commerce advises residents to feed night crawlers cornmeal or bits of cracker crumbs to maintain the colony.
What are red wigglers favorite food?
Best Foods to Feed Red Wiggler Composting Worms
- Vegetable scraps: apple cores, peels, carrot tops and wilted lettuce or trimmings.
- Non-citrus fruit work best, such as watermelon rind, strawberry tops, old blueberries, etc.
- Used tea.
- Coffee grounds and filters.
- Dried leaves.
What should you not put in a worm farm?
Items you cannot compost in a worm bin:
- Lemon, lime, orange or other citrus peels and juice (in excess this will make the soil too acidic)
- Onions and garlic (a good rule of thumb is if it makes you smell, it makes your worm bin smell)
- Meat, fats, grease, bones or oils (no butter, lard, stocks, soups, etc)
How often should I feed my worms?
Depending on the size of your bin, feed the worms from once a week to every two days with about a cup (240 ml.) of food. You may want to keep a journal regarding how quickly your worms consume certain things so you can adjust timings, amounts, and varieties. A stinky worm bin may be an indicator of overfeeding.
Do worms eat cardboard?
Although worms do think cardboard and paper are delicious, it is not, in fact, nutritious. A diet too heavy in cardboard and paper doesn’t add much nutritional value to your worms, and if they’re not eating properly, they won’t be able to compost efficiently (source).
Are coffee grounds good for Nightcrawlers?
The worms excrete castings that provide nutrients for your garden. Worms like to eat coffee grounds, but offer them in moderation to keep their home at proper acidity levels.
What bedding should I use for Nightcrawler?
Using about 50 pages, tear newspaper into 1/2″ to 1″ strips. Avoid using colored print, which may be toxic to the worms. Place newspaper strips into a large plastic garbage bag or container. Add water until bedding feels like a damp sponge, moist but not dripping.
Do Nightcrawlers eat cardboard?
Most importantly, the worms seem to thrive by brown cardboard and seem to love eating it! Don’t forget to shred, or cut up your brown cardboard to make it easier for the worms to digest and more suitable for bedding.
What should I put in my worm farm?
Roughly 50% food scraps [nitrogen] and 50% paper or cardboard [carbon] is the magic formula for worm farm success. Food scraps, aged lawn clippings, tea leaves, coffee grounds, and vacuum cleaner dust – almost anything organic.
Can worms eat egg shells?
eggshells – worms simply can’t eat them. Eggshells are good for the garden, so if you crush them up, and put them in the worm farm, they’ll end up adding calcium to your soil. Eggshells don’t harm the worms, but can look a little unsightly in the gardenbeds.
Do worms like bread?
Yes, in moderation, bread, and in fact, all grain based foods, are worthy of your worms’ processing power. Stale bread remains just as full of nutrients and building blocks for worm growth as the fresh stuff.