Introduction: Mini Wormy Compost Bin
A simple counter top worm bin for people who have little space or want to try out vermicomposting
Step 1: The Stuff
1-one gallon bucket
2- 1/4lb red wigglers
3-tea filter or fine mesh
Step 2: Vent
-To make the vent cut a whole in the lid
-cut the tea filter into two squares then glue a square to each side of the hole this
-the vent will let add ventilation while keeping unwanted bugs out
Step 3: Filling
-shred the paper and soak them in water then take the damp paper strips and add then to the bottom of the bucket until you have about 3 inches of paper the paper will be used as bedding for the worms
-add a small layer of food to the bucket keep in mind the worms will eat their own body weight in food each day once they get adjusted to their new home.
-add the worms on top of the food layer then add a second layer of damp bedding paper on top.
-continue layering until you are about 2 inches from the top then cap it off with some slightly damp paper this will keep the smell in the bin the add your cover and you're done.
Step 4: Placement
- find a place that is cool and slightly dark this will keep the bin from getting hotter than it normally would possibly cooking your worms.
-check your worms progress the food and bedding will be converted to worm castings once this happens just remove your worms from the casting and restart your bucket
-ps worm casting = worm poop
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