Human hair, dog hair, in the worm bin?

by Linda
(California)

Worms amongst some dog hair from a worm farm

Worms amongst some dog hair from a worm farm

Just heard that human hair is a good additive for a worm farm. How about dog hair?


Answer:

Hello Linda,

you are quite right human hair is an excellent worm food and get recycled in worm farms and worm bins.

The same can be said about Dog hair and cat hair. Even if it takes quite a while for the hair to start to decompose at which state it turns into a suitable worm food.

But in the meantime the hairballs form soft and fluffy areas inside the worm farm which can hold lots of oxygen.

I found very often not only mature worms but especially tiny baby worms inside piles of human-, cat- and dog hair that we had dumped into our worm farms.

So by all means add hair to the food waste and garden waste in your worm farm and let the worms recycle it.

Kind regards and happy worming


Stephan
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