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How To Start A Worm Bin in Your Quest For Less Waste in Your Life? | Amoils.com

Added January 21, 2013, Under: Environment, How To, Nutrition

supplies-for-worm-binsIt might be too cold to attempt this project at the moment if you live in the frozen North but that does not stop you making plans for the forthcoming Spring and Summer months if you have a garden or back yard to look after.

This is another step your can take following our post yesterday

Use a couple of Rubbermaid storage bins and order your own batch of red wigglers.

Here is what to do

Feed them by using all your outdoor garden waste as well as kitchen waste including vegetable scraps and tops, coffee grounds, tea bags and more. Just remove any staples that might be in the tea bags. Keep adding to your bin.

Easy to use and maintain. Stack the second bin on top of the first when the first is full and the worms migrate up to the new bin over a month or two. Let the finished compost in the first bin dry out well before spreading in the garden – absolute organic gold

The worms do all the work for you and at a fast pace. Worm casting compost is reputedly the next best compost you can get after bat guano. Allow a small amount of light into the top of the bin through the lid as this encourages the worms to stay down in the dark and compost doing their work.

Just one word of warning in case you find you have fungus gnats or fruit flies appearing. You can easily deter these by covering the top of the contents of the bin with a couple of inches of dry material such as dry leaves or shredded newspaper and a layer or two of cardboard. Just move aside when adding more compost material and replace again.

Less waste but more nutritious food for your vegetables and your plants.

You can make your very own Worm Farm and the instructions are here or here

 

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