I have been vermicomposting for about a year. I have made a lot of mistakes like not keeping my media wet enough and nearly drowning the worms. I have overfed them to the point of smelling all that amonia, and underfed them so that I have to replace the newspaper every three weeks, I even thought they were dead, but somehow they still survived.
I know not to feed them citrus peels and papaya seeds. I do give them kale and swiss chard leaves as well as vegetable peelings. I don't put that much fruit in the bin except for banana peels because I don't like to attract fruit flies.
What else can I give them? Can i give them weeds and ornamental plant leaves? Someone told me I can give them cooked rice and vegetables.
What about cottage cheese?
They seem to take a lot longer digesting potato peels and the hard parts of the chard and kale. I usually just fish that out. They also do not seem to like onion peels and leaves either. I do not add eggshells until the vermicast is collected.