Vermiculture

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Compost Bin: Phil Williams

How to Start and Maintain a Worm Compost Bin

Vermicompost made easy
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:55 AM

I've been planning to start a worm compost bin for the past seven years, but it was always one of those things that gets stuck on the to-do-list. With my compost tea setup and my starts suffering from poor quality soil, I'm in desperate need of a source of high compost. So, I finally ordered some worms and learned how to take care of them. A typical worm farm will not produce massive quantities of compost but it will produce a very high quality compost, and a small amount of good compost can be multiplied in a compost tea brewer. » Read more

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Worm Compost

Do’s and Don’ts of Composting Worms

A quick review of worm tips
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 12:35 PM

A nice knowledge refresher on working with your worms.

http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/urban-gardening/backyard-gardening/dos-donts-composting-worms.aspx

Also review the WSID article on Vermiculture here: Vermiculture: Getting Down and Dirty with Worms

What Should I Do?

Vermiculture: Getting Down and Dirty with Worms

DIY Worm Composter
Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 5:43 PM

Today we are going to be discussing worm composting and vermiculture. Using worms to eat your waste organic matter from the kitchen can be a very convenient method of making black gold. Not only do these red wigglers produce a richer soil amendment than traditional compost (higher in nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash), they make it faster than their microbial compost pile counterparts. Worm composting has a number of additional advantages over traditional composting, some of which include:

  • Can be done both indoors and outdoors (depending on temperatures)
  • Takes a fraction of the space as traditional compost piles and is portable
  • Easy to continue composting during the winter without braving the snow or rain
  • Kid-friendly (my 4 year old daughter adds the daily scraps)
  • The compost (worm castings) and compost tea is readily accessible
  • Easy to expand capacity
  • Can be shared with your community and friends