Alas the day to harvest my castings has come. Since June 14th I have been patiently waiting as my worms reproduce en masse, eat all the food scraps and newspaper I left in their bin, and finally produce a wonderful black rich soil, the best thing that can be sprinkled over our mother earth.
Harvesting the castings was a bit more involved than I had imagined. I dumped the black soil onto a piece of plastic bit by bit and I carefully picked out every worm and worm egg that I saw. The entire process took 2 full days. In the future I will try another method to see if I can cut down on time harvesting.
And my worms are now at it again. With a fresh new bin full of bedding (newspaper), some pumpkin guts, apple pulp and lettuce, I will be harvesting more rich soil from them soon!