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Building a Compost Bin

Updated on September 12, 2010

Making a Compost Bin versus Buying One

When you want your vermicomposting adventure to be more exciting, try to make your own compost bin for your worms. You can buy the bin, why not? But, think about it, an extra expense versus being inexpensively creative and proud of your creation? so why not try building your own bin?


Plan and prepare your vermicompost bin materials

Prepare the following:

  • plastic container with lid or (should be clean and not transparent as composting worms are not comfortable with too much light)
  • newspapers and magazines (cardborad will also be good though not necessarily a requirement)
  • grass cuttings if you have.
  • kitchen scraps (stay away from citrus fruit peels, meat and dairy)

First, drill at least 20 holes which are ΒΌ inch in size at the bottom of the container. These important holes will serve as the drainage for your vermicompost bin.

You also have to drill holes at the side and at the lid to allow air for the composting worms. Red Wigglers are in need of a cool temperature which is around 50-85 degrees Fahrenheit so those holes will be of much help.

Next, shred the newspapers and magazines. Red worms have small mouth so it is important that you cut those into small pieces so they can easily feed on the materials.

Also, do not forget to soak the newspapers into water but do not let it to be too soggy. A dry bedding would irritate the composting worms and may eventually lead to them walking out of the bin. Once done, you may place the bedding inside the bin.

Now if you want a more sophisticated bin, you can also design it. And to further have a healthy bin with the composting worms, you have to situate it in a cool area.

Never ever place it where there is too much heat and coldness, otherwise, the temperature will take its toll in your composting worms. Some people just put their worm bins under the kitchen sink for easy access when they need to put in kitchen scraps. Some vermicomposters prefer it outside the house or in their basement.

With these simple steps, you can have make nifty vermicomposting bins that you can be really proud of.

Which one do you use?

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