Compost Bin Worms, How to use Nettle Tea for Worm Composting

So, here’s how a worm compost works. This is a compost that is about four or five months old. There’s red wigglers in it here, and they are eating through that compost. And when they’re done with that, we’ve started another one over here, they will move over and eat this stuff here. So, in the meantime, we’re just adding dirt on top, and putting our fresh compost in it. We have a lot of compost because we have a bed and breakfast, so we, what I usually do is dig a little hole, and I dump the new stuff in, and then I kind of scratch it up with the shovel, so that it’s broken up partly, and then I fill that back over with some dirt so it doesn’t attract anything creepy crawly, other than the worms. So, when the worms are finished with this goop here, they actually eat from the bottom up, and when they are finished the top, they will move from that compost over to this compost and eat all that. That’s the red wigglers. Now, another little secret we have, for the good compost is we grow our own nettles, and Vanessa will make a tea out of that, she’ll put them in a pail, and let them steep up, and then we poke holes in that compost, and pour that nettle tea in, and for some reason, that attracts the worms even more so, and helps to decay the compost. We’ve got almost all of our potting soil needs for this year from our two composts. And it’s a very good soil for growing things, very nutritious. We planted an apple tree, totally in it. We filled our pond up with compost. And the apple tree has apples the first year. after moving it, which is kind of amazing. Here, this is all full of compost, really nutritious, and a good way to recycle your scraps. Remember the nettle, it attracts the worms. Closed Captioning by Kris Brandhagen. [email protected]

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