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After weeks and weeks of my bin sitting worm-less with nothing but wet newspaper inside, I finally got around to populating it. I tried to find someone abandoning their worms on Craigslist, but no dice. I drove to San Jose and picked up a pound of red wigglers in person from Jerry "The Worm Dude." They were mostly juveniles and mighty cute. It was a singular sensation to hold big handfuls of pure, squirming worms in my hands as I placed them into the home I had built for them. As I gleefully…Continue
Posted on July 18, 2011 at 4:27pm — 3 Comments
Using materials on hand, I built my bin. (Ok, to be honest, I let my father-in-law operate the 100 year old table saw which has no safety features.) I added a drawer to the design when I realized the bottom 3-sided frame would support one perfectly. The weight of the thing started to seem imposing once it put it together, so I ditched my plan for stainless steel Ikea legs and added casters instead. It certainly took some doing to build it, but it was a fun project. I sure hope the worms like…Continue
Posted on April 7, 2011 at 10:40pm — 6 Comments
So I found some nice looking wood on the side of the road recently and thought to myself, "there's my future worm bin." The catch is that I don't know much about wood or power tools, but I'm going to give it a shot.
The tricky part is using all my scrap wood with minimal waste or need for additional materials. This involved a lot of math which I'm not proud to say probably took a bit longer than it should have. Luckily I have enough wood for a bin of adequate size. Interior…Continue
Posted on March 12, 2011 at 12:56am — 5 Comments
Responsible future worm-owner that I am, I'm doing a good bit of internet research on home vermicomposting. I've read the classic "Worms Eat My Garbage" and already learned so much from members of this forum. I've yet to start "The Earth Moved."
With a goal of eventually vermicomposting all our organic waste, I'm weighing the pros and cons of different setups. The DIY enthusiast and cheap-skate in me wants to go the rubbermaid bin or trash can flow-through route, but the…Continue
Posted on March 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments