I had every intention to begin to vermicompost this year and decided it would be best to read up on it before starting. This book tells you everything you'd need and want to know about vermicomposting. That said, after reading this book and discovering there would be other "things" eventually sharing the bin with my worms, I have decided that maybe when the weather warms to give it a try outside. My family already thinks my composting is gross. I don't think they'd appreciate more than the fruit flies in the house.
This offering, is to me, the "bible" of vermiculture. I have been worming for three years in addition to composting. I find the two activities supportive of each other.
As a novice wormer, you have many questions and fears. This book answers every question you will have. I advise purchasing and reading it before you begin.
I have found that worm castings are an invaluable part of organic gardening as well as supporting house plant health thru the tea created by the humus. This book is a must if you decide this adventure is for you.
I ordered this book based on the recommendation of a fellow "wormer" at the DavesGarden.com web site. So glad I did!
It is written in an easy-to-understand manner with clear and concise instructions, complete with great sketchings. The author has been working with worms for over 25 years and really gives you the dirt on all you need to know!
Topics from how to build simple worm bins, where to locate them, what to feed the worms, etc, are just the tip of the iceburg. Also included is pertinent information ranging from what kinds of worms to use, how many you need, how plants will benefit from worms and, very importantly, how you can use your waste as a resource instead of it just being "trash/garbage".
And be sure, if you like, to check out the section on the sex life of worms. (Are you aware that worms make cocoons? Amazing, eh?)