Red wigglers, or Eisenia foetida, are the best worms for composting kitchen scraps and organics. This species of worm “red worms” or “red wriggler” is hardy and reproduces quickly. One pound of worms consumes up to 1/2 pound of food scraps per day.
Worm composting is an odor-free way to dispose of your kitchen waste. Another benefit of “vermicomposting” or worm composting is that it produces worm castings that are excellent plant fertilizer. Worm composting can be done indoors or outdoors. Our climate on the coast is mild enough for outdoor worm composting most of the year, but ideally a worm bin would be sheltered during prolonged freezes.