Thursday, 30 September 2010

making a worm compost bin

today I made a compost bin from plastic containers after i saw this method a few weeks ago at the oogstfestival 

you have to drill a lot of holes, big ones, with the largest drill i had, in all the containers except the bottom one.this one is for the fluid that is produced in the proces of composting. 
the container right above it is where you put your worms and vegetable waste that is a few weeks old, and the container on top of that, and more containers if you need them, are for your fresh fruit and vegetable waste. when the worms are done eating in the lowest container they will move up to the next one and start eating there. at this time you can remove the eaten container and use the very fertile compost in it for your plants. the water that drips to the bottom container can be used to water plants and is also full of nutrients.

composting this way can be done smell free indoors. 

first a whole lot of holedrilling, and one very hot drill and two empty batteries later:
cleaning the holes with a small knife,
and last: putting a piece of paper on top with what may be put inside: 
fruit and vegetable waste, coffee and tea, dead flowers, eggshells,
but no bread and cooked food, meat, fish or dairy products. 
next step: dig up some worms in the garden or go to the fishing store and buy some to start composting.

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