What Makes Good Worm Food?
by Richard Huntley
I try to feed my worms as much "organic" vegetables as possible. I pick up kitchen scraps from a local organic café and the worms really like the fiber from the juicers. Melon skins, avocados (except for the seed) I stay away from store-bought vegetables that say "washed 3 times".
California farmers spray from the air and that spray is meant for insects AND worms.
I also stay away from manures... Horse manure may contain "de-worming medications" and many cows are now being given growth hormones. Besides, I take many of my worms to schools and I do not think they should be putting their hands into worm bins that have manures in them (think about pathogens.
Thanks for your site and sharing the information for worm growers. I maintain over a dozen worm beds, from the Rubbermaid totes to 4 X 8 ft in-ground beds.