I am a little anxious to share this post with you . . . I am pretty sure it will push me over the edge from "crafty do-it-yourself-er" to "crazy-Boulderite-hippy." So I will just spit it out-
I keep worms and rotting food in a plastic tub in our living room.
There, I said it. But it is really not as bad as it sounds . . . I promise.
If you are not convinced, another very influential apartment dwelling blogger has recently posted on this topic- giving me the courage to share it with you!
Also, I have finally reaped the benefits of keeping worms- the dirt- so now seemed as good as any to showcase our only pets.
I had to order the worms online because there was no one locally to buy them from. When I went to get the package from our Community Center, the employees there were a little taken aback by my choice of pet.
They are now safely living here in this plastic house my parents and I made. (I secretly love the bin Small Apartment has- I would like to switch - but then what would I do with two bins full of holes?)
I even have a picture of the worms themselves. (I read I should turn the bin over every other week or so to make sure it continues to get air all around. Hence the gardening gloves. I don't love the worms that much . . . ) If you look close, you can see a long worm and a tiny little one. This is good- it means my worms are happy and making babies!
And here is the dirt I have "harvested." I still need to sift it somehow- but I have been using it as fertilizer in the plants I recently re-potted.
I am just putting it out there . . . if you are an apartment dweller and would like to compost, vermicomposting with red worms are for you! If you do not want to compost- then red worms are not worth it. Thanks for reading about my wormies!
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