Do Worms Eat Compost? (Or Do Composting Earthworms Just Create it?)

Yes, worms do eat compost, in its earlier stages.  Worms eat all sorts of naturally decaying matter and then turn it into worm castings – which will in turn nourish your compost. Compost is made of decomposed organic material, so the finished product won’t necessarily be a worm’s cup of tea. It is in fact in the earlier stages of the composting process that a worm will be feasting!  Can I feed compost to worms?...

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Do Worms Eat Bread? (Even if it’s Moldy?)

Worms eat a variety of different things – your average worm in the wild can pick and choose its diet, but what about composting worms? What food scraps can we throw into our worm bins for them to eat – and do worms eat bread? Yes, worms will eat bread. It may not always be the most desired food for worms, nor the healthiest addition to their diet. However, it does contain natural ingredients, and...

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Do Worms Eat Algae?

Algae is all around us. There are countless different types. We know that there are thousands of upon thousands, possibly even millions! But do worms eat algae as part of their average compost bin? Is algae actually beneficial to a worm’s nutrition? The answer is yes, earthworms that eat dirt do eat the algae that is found within, along with the different bacteria and fungi. They also eat seaweed, one of the most commonly-known forms...

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Do Worms Eat Your Body When You Die?

Worms eat any organic decaying matter, from fruits and vegetables to dead leaves and petals and yes, even dead bodies. Once your heart stops beating, you might become worm food! Every dead body is organic and in due course is decomposed enough for the worms to eat. It is the very definition of the circle of life. We live, we die, we return to the earth where our bodies feed the soil and its inhabitants,...

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Do Worms Eat Coconut Coir?

Coconut coir is an ideal bedding for worm bins and is not just great for the environment of the bin but is also perfectly healthy for worms to eat and consume. Just as they eat the soil that they live in in the ground, they will eat the coir that you have supplied as their environment in the compositing bin. But why is coir and peat moss, for example, so nutritious for worms? Believe it...

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Do Worms Eat Peat Moss? (What About Other Types of Moss? Is it too Acidic? Explained)

Worried about whether or not worms can munch through peat moss? It’s worth asking the question, particularly if you’re feeling your way around worm farming for the first time ever. If you own a worm bin and/or vermicomposting system, then you will most likely always be doing your very best to provide the best environment for them. Thankfully, as you will most likely already know, worms aren’t that fussy! They will happily eat any of...

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Do Worms Eat Tomatoes? (Things to Know Before Feeding Tomato to Your Earthworms – Acidity, Moisture and more)

Tomatoes are definitely a family favorite and are used in so many dishes. These ripe fruits are a wonderful food to keep in any household. But do worms eat tomatoes? Whether your crop has been overly productive or you have bought too many from the market, it is important to know whether your worm bin could make good use out of those rotting tomatoes.  The question as to whether worms do eat tomatoes isn’t a...

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Do Worms Eat Meat? (Can it Go in Your Worm Bin? Smells, Pests & Protein Poisoning)

When researching how to maintain a worm composting bin, you’ll likely have come across all kinds of things you shouldn’t feed your earthworms. But where does meat fall into the equation? Can worms eat meat – and if so, do they choose to, out of all the food scraps in your bin? Yes, worms do eat meat. The average worm will eat almost any organic matter whilst it is decaying or dead. It all converts...

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Do Worms Eat Radishes? (Do Earthworms Also Eat Radish Leaves?)

Radishes are a particularly interesting food, as they really are not to everyone’s taste. Some people tend to find the taste to be too strong, even spicy. But what about earthworms? You may find yourself wondering whether or not radishes are OK for worms to eat, and that is a valid question. The bottom line is yes, worms do eat radishes. Worms consume almost any organic decaying matter. They will gratefully accept any kitchen scraps that you...

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Do Worms Eat Paper? (What About Newspaper, Paper Towels and Cardboard?)

Paper is often used in worm compost bins as bedding for the worms. Although the term ‘bedding’ might lead you to believe that it is that which a worm slides into at night for a cosy sleep, it’s not that at all!  But can your worms actually eat the paper? Worms can eat paper, cardboard and more along with food scraps. Their bedding is the necessary added material to a compost pile, in order to...

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