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not exactly compost related but i found this pretty wild, the zombie apocalypse is coming!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher B. Oct 3, 2012.

 

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matthew fallon replied to matthew fallon's discussion new indoor cft bin in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"here's what the VC level looks like now.. OH! also last winter was very hard here in long island NY, it killed any or at least most worms in the bin..but i suppose they laid lots of cocoons because there are tons in there once again now that…"
Aug 24, 2015
matthew fallon replied to matthew fallon's discussion new indoor cft bin in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"sorry i havent updated this in forever... So this bin i ended up dismantling and removing from basement..it was too large and had quite a few fly/gnat outbreaks...in 2013 i decided to make a new one outside in my compost corner of the garden...this…"
Aug 24, 2015
Danner replied to matthew fallon's discussion new indoor cft bin in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"That's so cool.  They all look pretty busy!  "
Jan 2, 2015
matthew fallon replied to Kathy Jacobson's discussion Worm Hive emerging as a sweet Continous Flow Through System in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"Very cool.do the worms migrate well as in a true flow through? Any rotting? Does it handle a good amount of your scraps? . I noticed your imbolc album and that you're in SE Ohio. I had the pleasure of visiting wisteria community in pomeroy for…"
Nov 4, 2014
matthew fallon commented on Jason's group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"For the floor of my 2x6' cft I simply used several layers or corrugated cardboard boxes and didn't harvest till it reached 3' thick."
Aug 25, 2014
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Jul 27, 2014
matthew fallon replied to Mary Thompson's discussion bin set up in the group Indoor Vermicomposters
"cool, i'd keep things business-card and smaller..or so..if it's pulpy like egg carton or corrugated then less of an issue,those things break down WAY faster than say, a glossy faced  hard cardstock.i might not even put those things in…"
Jan 20, 2014
matthew fallon replied to Mary Thompson's discussion bin set up in the group Indoor Vermicomposters
"how big is the bin? is it a tall flow through, 5 gallon bucket stack system, or other? big bin can take bigger pieces, but smalelr the better within reason. 2x2" is smallest i really go, not that i actually measure, i rip up cereal boxes and…"
Jan 20, 2014
matthew fallon replied to Anita Sherbanuk's discussion How much will it weigh? in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"lid is worth it! if not wood maybe a piece of rigid foam board wrapped with fabric and batting. my first inside bin i draped with mosqito neting. a lid wouldve been better.  also i dont know why thst caster i shared is $14 now!!! i paid 2.50…"
Dec 10, 2013
matthew fallon replied to matthew fallon's discussion new indoor cft bin in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"hi jon . the scrapers were a fail.they just got stuck in place. i dismantled this bin and built a bigger one outside after the flies became a hassle. that bin is working good but did bow in the center.i used old ceder fence  and expect to…"
Dec 1, 2013
Jon Charbonneaux replied to matthew fallon's discussion new indoor cft bin in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"Nice work Matt, how did the scraper bars work out?  Anything that you would do different? Best Regards, Jon"
Nov 30, 2013
matthew fallon replied to Anita Sherbanuk's discussion How much will it weigh? in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"one last thing. equally important to the weight capacity is the castors diameterdiameter . if you get some little 1 or 2" castor even if it holds 5000# it will be impossible to roll ! . do yourself a favor and get like 4-6" tal wheels .it…"
Nov 23, 2013
matthew fallon replied to Anita Sherbanuk's discussion How much will it weigh? in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"theres no real way to answer that accurately as it depends on your contents and moisture level etc.. if it were pure water weight that's about 560lbs. so definitely less than that... you might likely be under 440. and  keep in mind,…"
Nov 11, 2013
matthew fallon replied to Anita Sherbanuk's discussion How large of a flow through? in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"killing them eggs is much more helpful for indoor bins in my opinion!!!.  i do precompost by filling plastic coffee cans with lids that snap tight.as one fills i stick it outside and put an empty in the kitchen. i hve kept hem in basement for…"
Oct 27, 2013
matthew fallon replied to Anita Sherbanuk's discussion How large of a flow through? in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"yes its outside. i had one in basement but flies were an issue. i was real happy and surprised when i saw them moving across some frozen top parts of the hin in feFebruary "
Oct 27, 2013
matthew fallon replied to Anita Sherbanuk's discussion How large of a flow through? in the group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"i made my bin 2'x6' & 4' high. 3' actual worm space and foot harvesting space.. it handles 100% for our three person vegan household where we cook alot and make lots of veggie scraps. i fill about 6 big coffee cans in 10-14…"
Oct 26, 2013

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How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
permaculture forums
What do your worms like to eat?
kitchen scrap.mostly veggie juice pulp and coffee grinds.
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia foetida
What worm bins do you use?
researching homemade flow-through systems now,
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
i produce 2-3+lbs of kitchen per day,
About Me:
I'd like to build an indoor system capable of handling all my kitchen scraps.
which can be roughly 12-20lbs a week.
i'll also want to build an outdoor bin this springtime.for yard clippings and overflow for kitchen scraps.
Website:
http://tribalwind.com

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