Step 5 in How to Vermicompost
Adding Worm Food to
the Vermicompost bin
You will want to have some food ready and in the vermicompost bin for the worms when they arrive. The worms will be a little distressed from the travel, and having a healthy environment that helps them settle in quickly is best for their health.
Worms don't eat food, as we think of "eating." They eat the rotted substance created as food is broken down through decomposition. So, when you add fresh food to the vermicompost bin, it will sit there for a few days, until it is in a form that the worms can use.
So, adding some food to the bin a few days before your worms arrive, will ensure that there is food ready for them.
To add food to the vermicompost bin: bury the food scraps (start with around 3 or 4 cups (about a pound)) in one corner of the bin. Cover the scraps completely with the moist bedding.
Note: Make a mental note of which corner you started with, and then each week, rotate around to a different corner when adding new scraps. This way, you will complete one cycle each month or so.
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