Benefits of the bucket worm composting method:
- Stacking five gallon buckets took up a lot less floor space than the traditional plastic tote.
- Holes drilled in the bottom of the buckets allow for easy worm migration which means no messy separation of worm casting and worms.
- Affordable system that can be reused if worm composting doesn't wind up working out.
Feed worms vegetable scraps but avoid meat, oil, and breads.
Bucket should contain 'browns' which include newspaper, cardboard, and/or egg cartons.
The food is mouldy! I sometimes over-fed my worms and some of the food gets a bit mouldy. When this happens I simply add more newspaper or cardboard and reduce food for a while. This seems to quickly resolve the problem.
What should it smell like? I love the smell of my worm bucket! It smells like warm, damp, earth!