Harvesting

Harvesting

These worm experts at Waimalu Elementary School know that regular harvesting is important to keep their worms happy and their colonies growing. 
To maintain the health and efficiency of your worm bin, periodic harvesting and re-bedding is required. When you harvest, you separate out the valuable excreta of the worms – vermicast – which has built up as your garbage has been ingested and processed. Not only should your bin yield a big pile of dark, odorless, nutrient-rich “Gardeners’ Gold,” but your worm colony should have expanded as well. For the best quality vermicast, follow these harvesting recommendations for your system. per Kokua Worms. Following your harvest, you will re-bed your worms in fresh bedding material. Bedding is critically important to maintain structure,  air pockets, habitats for other organisms, and a safe harbor for baby worms. When bedding disappears, the health of the ecosystem starts to decline.
Harvesting Procedures 2017