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The following is a step-by-step process in building and maintaining your own worm compost system.
Acquire all materials and create small workplace out of doors. Materials List: Two plastic bins, one with lid. (You should assess how much compos...
With 3/8” drill bit, drill several holes in bottom of the first bin. This will act as drainage for the liquid that is naturally created by the worm’...
With 3/8 drill bit, repeat step two in the bottom of the remaining bin. These holes will serve as passageways for your worms to travel from the botto...
Drill 3/8” holes at very top of second bin on sides (not lid.) These holes will promote air circulation and prevent anaerobic conditions. Make sure th...
In bottom of first bin set up a few kitchen containers to hold the weight of the upper bin.
Tear up a little recycled newspaper for bedding in the bottom of the bin (approximately 2” deep not packed, or one open full sheet.)
Spread a few handfuls of local leaf mulch on top of your newspaper. If you do not have access to either newspaper or leaves, one or the other will suf...
On top of newspaper and mulch layer sprinkle a little soil. These three elements (newspaper, leaves, soil) will act as the bed for your new composting...
Introduce your red wigglers to their new home and sprinkle a little more soil on top of the worms. The cumulative depth of all these layers should be ...
Place second bin on top of the first bin that you’ve filled with mulch and worms. The holes you drilled in the topside of this bin should be above the...
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Posted:Apr 12, 2010
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