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Vermicomposting: Easy and Efficient Composting with Worms

By dave
August 22, 2011

Whether you live on a self-sufficient homestead or in an apartment in the city, you should consider keeping a bin of worms to turn your kitchen scraps into the best compost available. Here's how to get started.

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 24, 2013 9:30 AM CST
I have been wanting to do this for so long and now I know what I need and what to do. I am a little unsure about the worms. You start with a handful and they turn into a thousand! So what do you do with a thousand worms? You only need a handful for a new bin? I am just worried that I will be overwhelmed by worms. (worm overflow) LOL.
These worms are better than the ones outside but if you get too many worms can you just throw some in the garden with the other worms?
What is the ideal temperature to store the bins? I was assuming you have these in your kitchen, but you say you have one out in the woods also.
By the way, Great article! I am going to love doing this as soon as I figure out what to do with all the worms. LOL.
Susan

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dave
Nov 25, 2013 9:08 AM CST

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Hi Susan,

It seems like the worms multiply until they fill the bin with the right population and then they seem to maintain that level of population. So you can keep it as it is and it should be just fine, or you can divide the bin into two bins. In this way you can increase the population and have worms to share with your neighbors and local friends. You're going to love worm composting! I've introduced dozens of locals to it and it's now all the rage in our local county. Smiling
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 25, 2013 3:29 PM CST
Sounds great, Thank you!! Green Grin!
Susan

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