That is, juicing fruit and vegetables and feeding the pulp to the worms, NOT juicing worms! :)
In many ways, juicing and keeping a worm bin is a wonderful cycle:
1. You harvest fruit and veggies from your garden that is fertilized by your vermicompost.
2. You make juice from the fruit and veggies.
3. You take the leftover pulp and feed your worms.
4. You harvest vermicompost and fertilize your garden
We like the Omega J8004 juicer.
|Omega J8004 Juicer with all the parts|
It is relatively small, yet reasonably powerful, and easy to clean. It was a little more expensive than other models, but it feels really durable and the assembly/disassembly of the parts makes sense. I am very happy with the juice it makes, too! The only concern some have is that you have to cut the food into pretty small pieces. It is true, but that doesn't trouble me.
Here is a recipe for a lunchtime juice for 2 people
3 small apples
2 celery stalks
1 large beet
Small handful wheat grass
¾ cup chopped cabbage
1 knuckle ginger
2 peeled clementines
1 baby cucumber
|Ten cups of a variety of fruit and veggies makes juice for two|
Chop it all up to ½ inch pieces and feed into juicer.
|Nice small pieces work best|
|Use tamper (GENTLY!) to push veggies into the feeder tube|
|The juice falls out of the bottom and the waste pulp goes to the left|
The dry pulp goes into your worm bin-- it breaks down really quickly for the worms to eat.
|The juice is almost done!|
This makes 2 pints of juice—a perfect lunch for two! In general 10 cups of chopped material makes 2 pints of juice.