Just got my bin...how much scrap to 'seed' it with?
My new worm bin was delivered today when I was home for lunch (a "worm factory"), and I have the coir fiber soaking while I'm at work this afternoon so I can get everything set up tonight after work. The worms will be here either later this week, or next week (not sure if they're shipping out this Mon/Tues or next Mon/Tues). I'm excited for them to finally get here!
I've been saving kitchen scraps (in the freezer) to put in the bin so there would be food "ready" for them right away. I'm getting 1 pound of worms to start with. I have tons of shredded newspaper and some old leaves for bedding in addition to the coir.
What I'm wondering is how much of the scraps should I bury just to start with before they get here? A small handful? A certain weight (1/4 - 1/2 lb)? Obviously I don't want to overfeed it right from the start, but I do want to bury some food in there so it starts rotting to be ready when the worms arrive (I've read that's a good way to get them settled in quickly). I'm planning to "pocket feed" for now...
Thanks in advance! :-)