|Can anyone tell me what is the best
way to harvest the castings from worms. The last time I put the casting on
a screen and as the worms came to the top I pulled them out and put them back in
my worm bin. I have a three tier worm composter and the worms are supposed
to move to the top as the fresh food is put in the top tiers. This does
not happen. What do you worm keepers do?
Dianna in cold New
Another idea is to put the castings you want to
harvest in a heap on a tarp. Do it outside in the sun or in your neck of
the wooods with the weather you are having this can be done inside on a
tarp under a light.. Worms don't like light. Wait a bit and
skim off the top layer. Worms will descend. Wait a bit and skim off
another layer from the top. Worms will descend. Wait a bit and skim
off another layer and so on. Eventually you will end up with a squirming
slithering bunch of worms next to the tarp. Put them back in the
system. Good luck.