I am starting a worm composter again. This is the 3rd time for me due to the 2 moves that I have made in the last year. When I got rid of the worms before I moved here the castings were wonderful looking and I wish that I could have kept them. I bought all of my supplies from the worm dude. He has worms, different composters, books and dvd's on the subject, plus he is willing to answer questions. This is a link to his 7 simple steps to worm composting.
Right now I only have 1 bin, but I do intend to get at least 1 of not 2 more soon. I want to have worms for my dh to go fishing with as well as the red wigglers that I have now. Where did you buy your bins from?
We moved again. We bought a house this time so hopefully we will be here for quite awhile. I haven't set up my worms again yet, between the drought and the over 100 days of over 100 degrees. I'm going to try to get it going this year though.
My plastic bins became brittle and one lost a chunk of it's bottom, so I decided to change things up.Those bins were quite large and deep. They became very heavy and seemed to have insufficient drainage, even though there were quite a few holes in the bottom, and liquid did collect in a third bin I used just for catching it. I went ahead and bought the 7 tray Worm Factory 360. I have had it for 2 months. To populate the first tray, I piled up the material in one of my old bins. I placed a layer of damp shredded paper on top of the material. I placed clean bedding in the new tray as directed with instructions ( part coir, part paper, all damp). The tray just fit in 2/3 of the top of the old bin and I was able to lay the lid on top of it too. About a week later, quite a few of the worms had migrated into the tray. I began feeding them only there.
So far they seem to like their new high rise condo.
Hi all. I just stumbled upon your forum on vermicomposting. I'm wondering if any of you have updates on your systems. I'm looking at the Worm Factory 360 and hoping it works well. I'm new, but interested. Any advice?