How to Vermicompost: Employing Worms

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If you're interested in composting but challenged with living in a small space, or you'd rather avoid a pile of rotting garbage in your backyard, consider vermicomposting and letting worms do all the work in one enclosed. Also, if you've ever wondered why your cat or dog can't just "get a job already", they may be the ideal pets for you:

My friends who had bountiful vegetable gardens used compost. They had compost heaps or one of those spinning compost bins. Although we have a spacious backyard and could technically put a “heap” there, I just didn’t want to go through the hassle of asking my husband to build a corral for it. I also didn’t want to look at a pile of “trash” in our backyard. Those spinning bins were a great idea, but are pretty pricey. So I took matters into my own hand and built a worm bin for composting.

It was amazingly easy. I found instructions online on how to build a worm bin out of two storage containers. For under $20, I was able to get everything I needed in one store — two plastic storage bins and two packages of live “red wriggler worm” bait from the fishing section...


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Read more from Feed the Worms – DIY Small Space Composting at Don't Mess with Mama


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