eggshells, orange peels, wilted lettuce, potato peelings, leftover pasta, the ends of carrots, squishy grapes, teabags, coffee grounds, apple cores, rose prunings, rhubarb strings, kiwi fuzz, sandwich crusts, avocado skins, dried-out cheese, strawberry tops.
AFTER: rich new soil for my garden, chock full 'o worms.
Amazing. Decomposition rocks.
Wikipedia rocks, too. Griff and I have been hitting it pretty regularly to get answers to our questions about the way the world works. Among our questions about earthworms:
- Why do worms come out during rainstorms? Why do they die in puddles?
- What is that band around the middle of worms?
- What happens when we dig worms up? Is air ok for them? Is sun safe for them?
- How do worms contribute to composting? Why are they good for gardens?
- What exactly is "the sound that's made by worms" referred to in the song by that title?
(subject heading from Dr. Worm, TMBG)