Looking for a way to do indoor composting?
With worm farms, you can easily compost all your fruit, veggie and paper scraps. Let the worms do all the work for you!
Worm farming is odor free and requires very little space.
You do need a few supplies and some basic information.
The bin: You can build your very own
homemade worm bin or buy a retail bin.
Or you can buy a
(ready to go).
Whether you build it or buy it, you will need to ready yourself for the arrival of your composting worms.
The worms: not any worm will due for bin composters. Red wigglers or e.foetida are the breed used for bins. They are naturally top feeders. Whereas, most other breeds are burrowers, not suited for bins.
The bedding: probably the MOST important factor with a new worm farm, is the bedding choice. Many websites say you can start a new bin with newspaper shreds and soil. I agree, but only if you plan on not feeding your worms any scraps for 2-3 weeks and they will eat less overall if you use these items as your primary bedding source. The whole purpose of having a wormery is so they will compost your kitchen scraps, right? So, starting with the proper bedding is imperative. I recommend
You can buy it here on this website or likely find it at your local pet store in the reptile section.
What do worms eat? Worms can be fed produce scraps from your kitchen, shredded paper/cardboard, and aged manure. Worms will eat 1/2 their body weight per day when operating at full capacity. The main rule with feeding worms is ONLY FEED AGAIN WHEN ALL FOOD IS GONE. If it takes a day or a week, whatever, dont feed again until they have digested the previous feed. Or your bin will stink.
Maintaining a worm bin consist of feeding, adding new bedding with each feed, keeping the bin moist, protecting from predators and then harvesting.
What is worm harvesting? Harvesting is simply separating the worms from the castings (worm poop).
Click here to go to the page explaining how to harvest worms
Once you isolate your castings, you can use this wonderful all natural fertilizer for your garden. And then the worms start working all over again to make your next batch.See, indoor composting can be easy!
There is a new indoor composter on the market called a naturemill. It is on my wish list.
From what I understand you simply plug it in, add a starter (that they provide) then it processes all your kitchen scraps for you.
Another option is using a
BOKASHI bin. (learn more about bokashi by clicking here)
Want to learn more about worm composting? I offer a FREE online worm composting class with any purchase of worms for me or you can buy the class by itself for $4.99.
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