Survival Gardening with Worms–A Resource to Get You Started

If you’ve seen many Three Stooges episodes, you know they have some recurring gags that are good for a laugh, no matter what the context. One of my favorites is where one of the guys says he ate a rotten egg and burnt toast for breakfast. Another asks, “Why’d you do that?” The reply: “Because I have a tapeworm, and it’s good enough for it.”

The next time you burn the toast, you can feed it to worms, too. That is, you can if you have a worm bin. Of course, you’ll be feeding earthworms or red worms, not tapeworms! The definitive guide to get that worm bin going is Worms Eat My Garbage, by Mary Appelhof.

Using worms to process organic waste is called vermicomposting. It provides excellent soil for your garden while getting rid of your kitchen waste. Appelhof has been doing this for more than 25 years. This inexpensive, easy to read book will show you how to make and maintain your very own worm bin. You’ll be amazed at the results.

Click on the book’s title in this post to getWorms Eat My Garbage. And when you’ve got your worm bin going, you’ll be able to impress the socks off your family and friends by telling them you have a vermicomposting system.

OK, maybe they won’t be impressed, but your plants will be when you grow them with that fabulous organic, black gold compost. And after all, anything that improves your survival garden is what you really want.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.