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Jan 14, 2019

Are you baffled by what to feed worms to produce great compost? Most people new to worm composting are at a loss for what goes in there, other than the obvious vegetable scraps or melon peels.

Most red wigglers or European nightcrawlers will eat almost anything. The average worm will consume half its body weight in food per day. If you start with a pound of worms, they should eat a half-pound of food per day, and so on.

But like all compost, what you put into it will change what the finished compost’s quality is. So let’s go over a short list of what to feed worms to supercharge your worm poop and feed your plants!

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa meal
  • 1/8 cup dried and powdered eggshells (microwave or bake these first to eliminate the risk of salmonella)
  • 1/8 cup azomite

Learn More: What To Feed Worms For Epic Vermicompost


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