I have been vermicomposting for several years now. That is a process where red wiggler worms eat ground up food waste and excrete castings that become an incredibly rich fertilizer for the garden.
I have a Worm Factory that is meant to be kept indoors. I keep mine in my kitchen except during late spring and summer. During those months, I put the Worm Factory outside, on my back deck.
Last week, I made a snack for myself- raw food balls created from dates, almonds, peanut butter and dried cranberries. Once the balls were formed, I rolled them in coconut flakes. I wondered if my worms would eat the extra coconut, so I put some in the bin. They loved it! The next day, I gave them the rest of the coconut, and then put some leaves and unusable squash from the garden into my food processor. Once those items were processed, I added them to the worm bin as well. I had happy worms!
I have been trying to take a good video so you can see what the bin and the worms are like. My efforts were hampered by the fact that when I uncover the bin the worms are moving quite fast, but when the bin floods with light they either freeze or burrow further down into the bin. Finally, I figured out how to do it. Enjoy! (Hint: You will see the most worms towards the end of the video.)
As my post title says, I love my worms….. and my garden loves the vermicompost!