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It's time for an update based on my experience with the EH's. I'll be honest, I'm disappointed.
I have been composting with worms for almost 3 years in my home. I started with 1 lb of eisenia foetida and in a two year period I grew that amount to more than 19 lbs. I supplemented my composting efforts with rabbit manure purchased locally from a rabbit farmer to help multiply my worm population faster. If you have lots of worms you also need lots of food for them :-)
After our move from Florida to Michigan, I started my worm composting efforts over from scratch with 1 lb. of eisenia hortensis worms. If you have never compared the two worms up close here's a quick description based on my experience and observations.
I have no immediate plans to switch back to eisenia foetida for my home composting efforts, but if I do decide to get back into the business of selling worms to other home composting enthusiasts on a small scale I will add EF's back into the equation. (If my EH's don't start eating more I may change my mind.)
This article originally appeared on my gardening blog: BackyardUrbanGardening.com