Diy worm bin. Place the bin on top of blocks or bricks or upside down plastic containers to allow for drainage. The worm bin is basically the home for the worms and the place where they digest the organic material you will give them. When full each tray weighs only 125 pounds making lifting and arranging trays effortless.
If you would rather purchase a worm bin this highly rated worm bin has a compact square design that delivers a really small footprint making it the perfect composter for anyone with space limitations. Worm factory 3 tray worm composter. In addition to learning how to build a worm bin i show what foods to add and not to add only in the video and i talk a bit about the materials youre putting in.
Below are instructions on how to build one kind of worm composting bin designed to be used inside. The following is an excerpt from making it. Radical home ec for a post consumer world by kelly coyne and erik knutzen rodale 2010.
This worm tea is a great liquid fertilizer. The space issue is maybe even more bothersome. Do you want a diy worm bin.
You can use the lid of the second bin as a tray to catch any moisture that may drain from the bin. Worm bins can be purchased from many online vendors or from your local gardening or farm supply store. Vermicast similarly known as worm castings worm humus or worm manure is the end product of the breakdown of organic matter by the species of earthworm.
Theyre out of sight this way and its convenient to just scoop your veggie and fruit scraps or empty your coffee filters right into the bin. There are several ways to vermicompost. A worm composting bin known as a vermicomposter can be fairly inexpensive and easy to maintain.
You dont need fancy compost bins to start a worm farm. In this ultimate guidebook for living a homemade life kelly.