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Make A Worm Bin- Video

A worm bin can be of any material and any size as long as the basic elements of proper air and dampness can be sustained by it.

Types of bins vary from the stacking worm bin or worm factory, which can be bought(see below), to a homemade worm bin which may be made by using a combination of window boxes or plastic bins/totes  or wooden boxes with plenty of air holes punched in the sides and tops.

My worm bin made with two window boxes in  October, 2007On the post “Worm Bedding Material’, I’ve explained one type of worm bin you can use; that is, my method of using two window boxes to make a worm bin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Worm Bedding Material

The five best types of  materials to be used as worm bedding material are as follows:

1. Loam or black topsoil available from garden centers makes particularly good worm bedding material for your worms.

2. Worm bedding material can also be Read the rest of this entry »

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Harvesting Vermicompost

Did you know that worm castings are the absolute best enriching material you can put in your soil around your plants and that harvesting vermicompost is easy to do?

This past spring I have personally found out how superior to synthetic fertilizers and other liquid fertilizers even a trowel full of soil with worm castings in it can be. Here’s more about my experience with composting worms and using the castings at http://www.plantsandgardeningtips.com/.

Although harvesting vermicompost or the nutrient filled soil or worm casting can be somewhat work intensive, Read the rest of this entry »

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Worm Bins

Your worms can live in a plastic bin or wooden box with plenty of air holes punched in the sides and top. You can line the worm bin with nylon net to keep the small ones in. Holes in the bottom are needed for drainage so you’ll want a tray under the bin.

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Worm Composting: Who Can Do It?

Composting with earthworms or “vermicomposting”  is great for apartment dwellers . . .

who don’t have yard space and for those homeowners who don’t want to hike through snowdrifts to a backyard compost bin.

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