I have a worm bin and have tried different feeding techniques and was wondering what others do. Basically, what works best for you?
Usually I just throw in hand torn pieces of veg scraps and occasionally old rice or quinoa that is whole. But I got to thinking how could worms possibly be eating this? Are they eating the bacteria that feed on it or are they eating the decomposing parts? I have chopped things small in the food processor and thrown them in and always throw the pulp from the juicer as well. Everything seems to disappear pretty quickly regardless of the size, but is there one method that is more beneficial to the worms?
Does the kind of food make a difference, as well? Most food is greens, but also coffee grounds, fruit peels, etc. Obviously I am only using coffee grounds, not whole beans, but can I toss in whole banana peels, and how small should i grind eggshells?
I have been using crosscut newspaper as bedding and am constantly having to put more in, should I use bigger pieces? I think they eat the bedding, too.
I use European Nightcrawlers, if it makes a difference.