Ways To Make Your Own Worm Composting
For a few, the idea of indoor worm composting is a bit much. For other people, a worm bin underneath the kitchen sink sounds like a wonderful convenience. If you want to have a worm composting kit indoors, here are some tips on how to make your own.
Indoor Worm Composting
To compost with worms indoors, all that's necessary undoubtedly are a bin, a drill, bricks, a tray, newspaper, and worms.
First, the bin. Indoor worm bins have to be dark, warm, and aerated. Since you are building your own personal, select a container that is opaque and about 10 inches in depth. Coffee cans, plastic storage bins, crates, as well as drawers can be utilized.
How To Make Your Own Worm Composting System?
You will have to poke holes in the sides and bottom of the bin. Make use of the drill for this purpose, or perhaps have a nail or other sharp object to make the holes. Make a lot of little openings as opposed to a few large ones - you wouldn't like your worms to wiggle out. Keep in mind, they will have baby worms that can wriggle through small holes. To avoid this from happening, you may want to line your hole-punched bin with nylon.
The compost will have to be moist at all times, so you will be needing some type of tray underneath the bin to catch drips as you water it. The most convenient method is to set bricks into a drainage container (such as a plastic storage bin or dish tub) and set your compost bin on the bricks.
Then you will have to fill up your worm composting bin to a depth of approximately five inches with shredded newspaper. This will make an excellent start for the compost. Pour some water on the newspaper shreds and add your worms.
Exactly What Kind of Worms Work Best For Your Worm Composting System?
Most experienced individuals highly recommend Red Wigglers or Red Earthworms since the best worm for indoor composting. Such type of worm can ingest and break down huge amounts of kitchen scraps. How much worms you obtain is dependent upon the number of kitchen scraps you generate. One thousand worms (about a pound) will eat half a pound of scraps daily. So you might wish to take a week or so before you begin to weigh the average quantity of kitchen scraps you generate.
In order to get your worms, your back yard or local bait shop may be as far as you need to go. If you cannot obtain them there, take a look at nearby gardening center or online. Several gardening companies sell worms.
Spread your worms over the top of the wet newspaper and then leave the lid from your container to begin with. The worms will dig into the newspaper to escape the light.
Keep in mind that worms need warmth. Keep the bin somewhere in the house in a place where the temperature doesn't get below 55 degrees F.
Feeding Your Worms
Bring in kitchen scraps gradually, working them down into the newspaper in the beginning. Give food to them every week or a small amount daily. Eventually, you are able to work up to giving them a half pound of food each day (when you have 1000 worms) for a successful worm
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