I'm a vermicompost newbie. I loved the idea, had a bit of space in a corner of my kitchen, and it does sound simple, easy and fun when you read about it online. So I set up a small box with bedding, worms, kitchen scraps, plenty of holes, and a container box with a cardboard lid two weeks ago (read it up in detail here
). As far as I can tell, they should be happy and thriving in there.
However... they've been crawling out. Ever since. It took me a while to notice this, and I tried to make some changes right away: I watered the whole thing through, in case it was too dry (the container box would catch the runoff anyway), and I mixed the food scraps in well. But I still find two to five worms stuck to the kitchen floor every morning... and it really makes me sad. I don't want them to die! Why do they crawl out? Are there just too many holes? Should I add more bedding/food/soil/water/...? Is it not enough space (it's a rather small box)? What can I do??
I shall be really grateful for any ideas you might have. I wish I could keep them happily alive in that box.