Worm Composting – What do they eat?

Photo by Kim Mendoza

Here is a list showing the variety of foods that can be feed to your worms if you are thinking about setting up a worm composting system. It gives an idea of the types of foods you can stop giving to the landfill and begin turning into “black gold”.

  • Apples and peels
  • Bananas and peels
  • Biscuits
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cereal
  • Corn Bread
  • Egg Shells
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Grapefruit and peels
  • Grits
  • Lemon and peels
  • Lettuce
  • Oatmeal
  • Orange and peels
  • Pancakes
  • Pears
  • Pineapple and rind
  • Pizza crust
  • Potatoes and peels
  • Potato salad
  • Tea leaves
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon rind

Plate scrapings like pasta, spoiled foods from the fridge such as moldy cheese, bones, and meat (in moderation) can be added to your worm compost system.

The two foods we do not feed our worms are garlic and onions.

Avoid plastic bags, bottle caps, rubber bands, tape from boxes, sponges, aluminum foil. These non-biodegradable materials will stay in your composting system forever.

Cats may be attracted to using the box as a litter box. This is a big NO.

Photo by Kim Mendoza

Did we miss a food favorite? Let us know in the comment section.

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