Maggie's Rule of Thumb :If it is organic decaying and soft enough for a baby to chew, it is most likely worm food
Feeding DO's - Suggestions
Feeding Dont's - not so Do's
Worms compost these materials well to make a healthy nutirent rich castings.
If you have a small or indoor worm bin worms either do not process or take a long time to decompose these materials. If you put these materials in they act as filler for a small composter. Some of these materials do not hurt the worms they just take up space. If you have an outdoor composter go ahead and throw it in. The material with an * next to it is a definate nono.
Remember Worms Will DO better When they have a good healthy spacious bedding to thrive and get their wiggle on!
Bedding should be 1/2 peat moss 1/2 leaf mold or 1/3 peat moss 1/3 leaf mold and 1/3 horse,cow, chicken, rabbit, sheep or pig manure
*bones, *meat , *fats, Banana peels(takes a long time to compost), Potatoes, Lettuce, Onions, Newspapers, *Glossy Materials, Oranges, Tea bags (Tea leaves are fine), Eggshells (worms don't have teeth), Dairy products, Coffee grinds (yes, this is not a misprint.)
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