Not enough carbon is the number one issue we see with worm habitats. Carbon is key to maintaining a healthy habitat.
The ideal carbon (‘browns’) to nitrogen (‘greens’) ratio is 20:1. We suggest to aim for at least 1:1 to keep your habitat environment happy.
Most people put in their leftover food waste (which is majority nitrogen) and forget about carbon. This can cause the habitat to become acidic, damp and anaerobic. All things that your worm friends won’t enjoy!
A few examples of how you can keep up your carbon input are horse manure, shredded paper, cardboard, brown leaves or coffee grounds. Not only do your worms love it but it’s a great sustainable way to manage this extra waste!