Good Friends Share Their Worms

Gardener:Old Mangakino Orchard (McCallum's Garden)

Date:06 Dec 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables

The composting type that is. The other variety they should keep to themselves. 

This tub of composting worms were kindly given to us by our friends in Auckland and they have been introduced to our compost bin. Our bin is generally a cold compost bin and in the past we have found that the red wrigglers love it. While I know you are not meant to put certain things in with the worms, we generally chuck everything in and they seem to do well. When we are ready to use the castings, we move the bin, scrape off the top the layer and add it back to the bin in the new location. As the worms are in the top, we are left with rich organic compost/castings that are amazing for the garden. 

A few years back I got really into composting worms and found this guy who blogs about them. I'd say he is a field expert and if you are interested you can find his blog at

Be warned, if you are like me, you could lose a week of your life on that webpage. There is so much cool stuff and lots of info for those new to composting worms. 

In other news, we have started cleaning up all the jars we collected in hopes of a good harvest this year. Hoping to make mass amounts of chilli relish. I'm one of those people who has to have every jar the same and my loving wife bought me a cool brother labeller so we can make our own labels. 

I'm not sure what glue they use to put the labels on the Heinz jars but it sure stuck. Needed to get the serious stuff out to get it off. I know you are technically meant to use proper preserving jars but I have found these ones form a great air tight seal so I'm expecting they will be ok. 


Good Friends Share Their Worms