It’s Saturday which means it’s time to feed the composting worms. Translation: time to chop up food scraps. Because my wrists are sore (probably from shoveling very heavy snow this morning), Zippy kindly offered to do today’s chopping.
Zippy? Um, no. Those chunks are still much too much for my worm friends.
“I think you over-chop,” Zippy said in response to my thanks-but-no-thanks. “They can handle bigger pieces.”
For sure, the worms can handle scraps this size. But bigger pieces take longer to eat which gives mites more time to lay eggs on the scraps. And that scenario only results in one thing: more mites. Yuck yuck yuck. Mites are my least favorite aspect of vermiculture and it’s worth my time to expend way more effort prepping worm food than anything I make for my consumption.
So, off I go to chop some more. The mites won’t thank me, but the worms and I will be grateful.