Backyard Worm Composter

Asked June 26, 2016, 5:40 PM EDT

Hello, Where could I find a small worm composter locally (New Castle County), that would be efficient, but not too expensive? Should I order worms, or can I harvest them from my backyard? (One website said to place wet cardboard in mulch and it would bring up earth worms, another site said to not use earthworms. Also, do you have classes for adults this summer on gardening, composting, etc.? Thanks!

New Castle County Delaware compost composting worms worm insect

1 Response

You can make your own worm compost bin and ... maybe ... obtain the red wiggler worms from your backyard. Clemson Cooperative Extension and Cornell Cooperative Extension have excellent publications on vermiculture and can be found at the following website:

http://compost.css.cornell.edu/worms/basics.html

If you do not want to build your own worm composter, check with local garden centers or garden suppliers to see if they carry the product. The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension work in partnership with Delaware Solid Waste Authority to sell backyard 'hoop' compost bins (@ $20/each), but we so not have access to worm composters. ~DOT