Diy worm bin. Below are instructions on how to build one kind of worm composting bin designed to be used inside. In this ultimate guidebook for living a homemade life kelly. The following is an excerpt from making it.
Obtain a worm bin. 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. The worm bin is basically the home for the worms and the place where they digest the organic material you will give them.
Often the most convenient place to store a worm bin is inside a kitchen cabinet. There are several ways to vermicompost. 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.
Ive created an extensive how to build a worm bin tutorial. 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 bins can be purchased from many online vendors or from your local gardening or farm supply store.
Place the bin on top of blocks or bricks or upside down plastic containers to allow for drainage. You can use the lid of the second bin as a tray to catch any moisture that may drain from the bin. 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.
This worm tea is a great liquid fertilizer. When full each tray weighs only 125 pounds making lifting and arranging trays effortless. You dont need fancy compost bins to start a worm farm.
A worm composting bin known as a vermicomposter can be fairly inexpensive and easy to maintain. Radical home ec for a post consumer world by kelly coyne and erik knutzen rodale 2010.