Instructables: exploring - workshop - compost - gardening http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:42:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 Free composter for beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-composter-for-beginners/
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Mon, 7 May 2012 00:26:32 PDT
The Complete Vegan Compost http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Complete-Vegan-Compost/
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Wed, 2 May 2012 17:57:18 PDT
Wheelie Bin Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheelie-Bin-Composter/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:57:43 PDT
Building a forced air composting system http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-forced-air-composting-system/
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:23:07 PDT
Fruit box to worm box conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Fruit-box-to-worm-box-conversion/
Fruit box to worm box conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/RWPO/GCFWRISX/FVQRWPOGCFWRISX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/RWPO/GCFWRISX/FVQRWPOGCFWRISX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/RWPO/GCFWRISX/FVQRWPOGCFWRISX.SMALL.jpg pleabargain You may have seen those plastic stacking fruit boxes in the trash... I did and decided to give my composting (red wigglers) worms a new home... Nearly every bit of organic matter that has not gone into our bodies has ended up in our worm boxes.  materials and tools plastic stacking fruit bo...
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Wed, 4 Aug 2010 04:09:56 PDT
Worm Cafe - Compost with earthworms right in your garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Worm-Cafe-Compost-with-earthworms-right-in-your/
Worm Cafe - Compost with earthworms right in your garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/K243/G9NH0IQ0/F3GK243G9NH0IQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/K243/G9NH0IQ0/F3GK243G9NH0IQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/K243/G9NH0IQ0/F3GK243G9NH0IQ0.SMALL.jpg Beuna Earthworms are fantastic for gardens because they aerate the soil and their castings improve soil fertility, water holding ability, and drainage. I had seen this idea somewhere else but wanted to make some changes that would work better for my situation. I hope it helps someone else also. This...
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Tue, 25 May 2010 20:12:54 PDT
Terracotta home composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Terracotta-home-composter/
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Mon, 17 May 2010 05:31:14 PDT
Stackable Worm Condos/bins http://www.instructables.com/id/Stackable-Worm-Condosbins/
Stackable Worm Condos/bins - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/J8R5/FYTCM9EO/FJEJ8R5FYTCM9EO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/J8R5/FYTCM9EO/FJEJ8R5FYTCM9EO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/J8R5/FYTCM9EO/FJEJ8R5FYTCM9EO.SMALL.jpg darnocpdx "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out...."Here I will show you how to build your own stackable worm bin. Why would you want to raise worms? Well lets us count the ways. 1) Reduce your waste. These little work horses (as if horses work as hard as these little guys do) eat just about anything:...
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Sun, 20 Sep 2009 23:21:36 PDT
Simple Compost Enclosure (cheap, fast, n easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Compost-Enclosure-cheap-fast-n-easy/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:05:02 PDT
Worm Condo Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Worm-Condo-Composter/
Worm Condo Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/ZV56/FWX11HS6/FYDZV56FWX11HS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/ZV56/FWX11HS6/FYDZV56FWX11HS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/ZV56/FWX11HS6/FYDZV56FWX11HS6.SMALL.jpg marmandec Since worms will naturally migrate towards food and I'm not a fan of cleaning out my worm bin, I looked at some commercially available composters and decided I could make one. As the worms eat the food in the bottom bin and move up to the next one, you're left with super compost without the tangled ...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2009 07:20:03 PDT
Early Bird catches the Worm Harvester http://www.instructables.com/id/Early-Bird-catches-the-Worm-Harvester/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:20:49 PDT
Caring for Your Worm Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Caring-for-Your-Worm-Bin/
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Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:12:09 PST
Convenient composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Convenient-composter/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:15:21 PDT
Trommel Compost Sifter http://www.instructables.com/id/Trommel-Compost-Sifter/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:29:00 PDT
Grow organic food without spending $ http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-organic-food-without-spending-%24/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2007 08:31:16 PDT
Composter (Drum Style) http://www.instructables.com/id/Composter-Drum-Style/
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Wed, 8 Aug 2007 12:56:10 PDT
5 dollar, 1/2 hour Worm Composting Bin(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/5-dollar-12-hour-Worm-Composting-Bins/
5 dollar, 1/2 hour Worm Composting Bin(s) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WPA8/B9EEP280NU7/FZ8WPA8B9EEP280NU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WPA8/B9EEP280NU7/FZ8WPA8B9EEP280NU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WPA8/B9EEP280NU7/FZ8WPA8B9EEP280NU7.SMALL.jpg Marcos No flashing lights, bikes, magnets or iPods here. Just worms in a box. Eating. Update: Due to popular demand for information about how to care for worm bins, I'm thinking about writing a small book about the subject. Please let me know if you'd be interested in having a little worm bin manual! (Yes...
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Tue, 18 Jul 2006 17:53:11 PDT