Vermicomposting is a fancy word for worm composting. Composting with worms is fun and easier than you might think. You can likely make a worm bin with items you have in your garage.
There are only a few simple rules you must follow when building a compost bin for worms.
#1 The bin or worm box should be opaque not transluscent. Although, I have heard of people using clear containers, the worms do
prefer a dark environment and will eat and reproduce better in the dark.
#2 The bin must have air holes. As food decomposes, it heats and gases are released. The heat and excess gasses need to escape or
you will have dead earthworms. Not to mention, it will be very stinky due to it being anearobic. The size/amount is not important. It
must simply have some airholes around the top of the bin.
#3 The bin must be the right size for your worms. Worms eat and breed better when they have space. They prefer about one square foot
of space per pound of red wigglers. Roughly one pound of worms will do well in a 18 gallon plastic tote.
Now you are ready to build your bin. When you have that completed, next you will be ready to learn about the next few important things:
worm bedding, worm food
worm harvesting. Nope, you can't just throw some worms in a bucket with some kitchen scraps and expect
them to go after it. Well, you could but it would not be a success. Getting the bin right is the first step in successful worm bin composting.
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