My worms have arrived! I was going on and on about the worms and Sean exclaimed he was going to have to learn as much about worms as I did about professional cycling - and since I think I'm fairly knowledgeable about cycling these days, he has a lot of catching up to do.
A friend at work is a biology professor and in a passing conversation with him, he mentioned he tried vermicomposting and that it didn't work. I asked him about it and learned he had a Can o Worms system he was willing to give away. The contraption is now sitting in my basement and the worms came this week. I consulted my book "Worms Eat my Garbage" by Mary Appelhof for how to set up the wormbed. I shredded some newspapers and moistened them and put the whole mess on the bottom tray of the system. Then dumped the worms and dirt onto the newspapers. In an hour, I checked on the worms and they had all moved to inside the paper. Over the next couple of days I have been putting kitchen waste into the tray above the worms. The idea is the worms will migrate up to the tray above, leaving worm castings below.
Cold frame seeds