Vermicompost also known as VCompost, is the process of using worms to breakdown and compost organic material. This allows you to turn organic trash that would normally head to the landfill, into dark rich compost that is full of nutrients and humus.
Gardeners and those trying to reduce their environmental footprint are familiar with traditional composting, but not that many know about Vermicompost, which is similar but has a lot of benefits and is way easier and more flexible.
Vermicomposting vs Composting:
- Vermicompost is done in small bins that can be kept indoors or outside. Composting requires a pile or bin that is kept outside.
- Vermicompost is faster than a typical compost pile and less work. You simply add compostables to the top tray and collect finished vermicompost from the bottom tray.
- Vermicompost bins can be set up in an hour or two with little mess and are up to full speed in about a week.
- A well run bin has little to no odor or mess and can be keep inside your kitchen.
- Bins can be kept in apartments, garages, decks, balconies, and basements allowing almost everyone to vermicompost even if they don’t have land or if their HOA doesn’t allow traditional composting.
- Vermicompost allows composting indoors during cold months when outdoor compost piles are frozen or difficult to access.
- Feeding the top tray of a vcompost bin is more convenient than burying organics in a traditional outdoor compost pile.