You have no doubt heard of the benefits of using earthworms to aid the breakdown of green waste and convert it to superb compost. I have been using worms for the past year or so in my own compost bin and have noticed a remarkable difference in the quality and speed in which compost is now produced.
Worms are great allies for the gardener – in fact, if all worms on the planet died (as with bees), life as we know it would cease. They not only break down organic matter, they aerate soil, they help to combine organic matter deep into the top soil and even can eat and pacify harmful industrial chemicals such as those containing arsenic!
G. Pilkington recently released a book entitled ‘Composting with worms’ (£7.95).
The book took 3 years to write and is written in an easy to follow manner and very down to earth.
Here are the contents of the book:
Chapter 1. Why worm compost?
Chapter 2. The Biology of Earthworms
Chapter 3. What?s living in the bin with the worms?
Chapter 4. How to make vermicompost
Chapter 5. Review of commercially available worm bins
Chapter 6. Using worm compost
Chapter 7. Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 8. The varied roles and wider uses of vermicomposting
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