by Connie Oswald Stofko
I like to have worms in my compost bin to help break down the plant matter that will turn into rich compost.
When I harvest my finished (or partly finished) compost from the bottom of my bin, it’s full of worms.
I don’t need the worms in my gardens or containers; I’d prefer to keep them in my compost bin, but I don’t want to take the worms out one by one.
Here’s a quick way to congregate many worms in one spot. Get the lid of a compost bin or garbage can. You need a lid that has a dent on the inside of the lid. (The dent on the inside is where the handle sticks out on the outside of the lid.)
Set your worm-filled compost on the inside of the lid and wait a few hours. The worms will travel to the deepest part of the lid.
Remove the compost, then gently nudge the worms out of the dent and add the worms back into your compost bin.