“Like many gardeners, I’ve a compost pile that kitchen and inexperienced backyard waste go into,” Baldwin tells mbg, including, “Crimson worms flip it into wealthy, darkish soil stuffed with vitamins.” (Shout out, worm castings.) You should use your compost as a mulch for in-ground vegetation, she explains, and even make compost tea.
To do that, she says, pile some compost into cheesecloth, tie the highest, and soak it in a bucket. When the water turns brown, you’ve got “fertilizer tea” you need to use to water your vegetation. And after wringing out the moisture, you possibly can return the teabag contents to the compost pile!