New to vermicomposting...and I've got gnats
I started my first composting bin a couple of weeks ago. It's a 10 gallon bin and while I know they're not the fastest eaters, nightcrawlers were the easiest worms to find and fill my bin. I thought I followed all the necessary steps to composting, but when I opened my bin today tons of gnats flew out. I read other posts that suggested freezing your food before putting it in your bin. I tried that this past week and seem to have ended up with even more gnats. Any ideas how I can fix this? I add about a pound of food a week, I drilled tons of holes in the bin for ventilation, and add shredded newspaper bedding every few days. Am I not adding enough newspaper because the inside of the bin seems very moist? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!