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Worm Bin

December 29, 2005

As I was reading Knit Lit I learned about Red Worm Composting. I was about to start saving my composte to take over to a friends compost pile when I learned that I could do it inside my own apartment. I was directed to a worm website called City Worm. Who knew that knitting and worms were so related?

There is actually a newsletter through Eugene called The Worm Digest and it covers many in depth aspects of Vermiculture. This is probably geared more towards the passionate worm owner.

I had a budget to stick with, so I got a Sterilite box that was dark blue with handles and a weird lid with a hole on the top. I covered the hole and handles with muslin, which I have to occasionally replace. I had to get a 1/2 lb. of worms, but only really need 1/4 of a lb so I ended up giving half of them away. The worms quickly made up for the loss by reproducing faster than I thought possible. I give them lot of things to eat and top their box with shreaded newspaper. Here is a picture of that wormy goodness.

Red Worm Bin

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2005 3:05 pm

    I have always wanted to give that a try… I like the
    idea of feeding my table scraps to the worms and viola!
    there you have wonderful fertilizer for your garden!
    By the way, thank you for the nice blog about my shop:)
    (It is the one in Pacific City, Oregon)

  2. Jodie permalink
    January 2, 2006 8:53 am

    It is so easy. A lot of people worry about the smell, but there is none. As long as you keep bedding (newspaper) on top. Plus my garbage never smells because I’m not throwing anything that could potentially rot inside of it. If your interested, go for it!

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