Why Composting Helps Save the Planet

Worm composting differs slightly from traditional compost. Red worms, specifically red wigglers. They break down the nutrients and reproduce more rapidly than night time crawlers.

And, if you are arranging to keep your worm compost bin indoors, red worms manage the warmer temperatures significantly greater too. Some items should never be placed in a worm bin. Any waste that contains human or animal wastes is not suitable for the worm bin. Though it can be broken down, it creates unsanitary, undesirable conditions. This also includes litter and used toilet paper. As far as food waste is concerned, meat, bones, and dairy products do not compost well. These items produce rotting odors and attract fruit flies. Keep your bin healthy by feeding your worms the best possible waste available. This also ensures you will have a sufficient microbial content to produce rich soil for your garden.

When it comes to making a compost heap you can, if you wish, just pile all your organic waste in your garden and wait for Mother Nature to do its thing. However, this is a very slow process that may take months if not years to achieve. There are plenty of things that can be done to speed things along and create nutrient rich compost in the shortest time possible. But before you begin to create a compost heap it helps to understand a little first about the composting process.