To get started on your own, you can cut a hole in the side of a Rubbermaid container and fix a screen in the side to allow for ventilation.
Push all bin contents to one side, then add new bedding to the empty side. The vermicompost bin is a small eco-system. Rubbermaid Bin Pros Cheap Decent surface area available Portable Cons Poor moisture control Requires modification Castings are difficult to harvest Urban Worm Bag Pros Breathable, maintains excellent aerobic conditions Castings are easy to harvest Zipper top makes feeding easy Free shipping and a lifetime warranty Cons Somewhat more expensive Can dry out in arid climates Step 2: Getting started with vermicomposting October 4th, 2017.
After the first week I gave them a banana peel and after that I left for vacation for 3 weeks. All you are really trying to do is avoid having sheets of cardboard these just get pushed together, decreasing air flow etc. Scrape until you see the first worms. You can simply dig down to the bottom of the worm bin and pull out a handful of worm castings poop.
Thanks Carwin! There are LOTS of suppliers who can ship you composting worms very easily including my suppliers — nudge nudge, wink wink. A variety of containers, including commercially made vermicomposting units, homemade wood or plastic boxes, and galvanized garbage cans, make satisfactory bins.
Mary Appelhof was a friend and associate. See if your local coffee shop will do the same. Bentley March 15, 2010.
All worm composting experience aside, the sheer size of this system makes it very worry free. Some of them are wriggling up to the top of the container! Slightly acid conditions are best. I recommend a breathable system always, even in low humidity.
Ideal worm living conditions can be created initially by adding lots of bedding material with a decent amount of waste material and likely some water to ensure adequate moisture conditions.
It requires paying close attention to conditions and using a little trial and error to see what works for you because differences in feedstock, ambient humidity, temperature, and breathability of your bin is going to affect all of the other conditions. Hey, I was going to ask you, me and my husband are trying to start selling worms for our area and I was wondering how many lbs of worms would be good for a large bathtub.