Thursday, April 24, 2008

worm composting

Anyone out there doing this? I have been intrigued by it for some time and my husband and I have talked about it, but it never really got any further than that.

This site has some really great info on it. Step by step process on how to get started.

If you have done it, what do you feel are the pros and cons? Aside from being a really great learning experience for the kids which is always a plus. Any opinions out there?

7 comments:

Mim said...

I got nothing on the worm info. Ironically enough or not knowing us, I was just thinking about this very subject today while I was hauling grass clippings out to my soon to be compost pile. I've seen a few blogs mention it but none that gave a tutorial or anything.

Christy said...

We have a worm bin. We just sorted out the worms from the castings today. Pros - they are easy to keep, eat food scraps and make really good compost. Cons - Fruit flies can be a huge problem. We sort the worms out from the castings every 2 months or so. Overall, very low maintenance and pretty fun.

You don't need a fancy worm bin, mine are just in a plastic container that has holes in the lid. I've got the worm container in another container to collect the compost tea. You need something under the worm bin to collect the liquid that comes off, and make sure your worm bin has holes in the bottom for the fluid to drain out of.

rhonda jean said...

HI. Your friend Mindy asked me to give you a link to my worm farming post. I've kept a worm farm for a number of years and I have written a how-to about building a farm on my blog here:
http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/2007/09/worms.html

Good luck.

frugalmom said...

mim: The one I mentioned gave a great step by step. I guess I was more looking for people who have opinions on it and comments on what they liked and disliked.

christy: Thanks for the info. I had read that the fruit flies can be a real problem. Do you keep yours in the basement? Is it too cold do you think?

rhonda jean: Thanks for the link. I will look at it tonight.

Kathie said...

Just came across your blog today and I've been worm composting for years. It's a great thing and to avoid fruit flies, don't add fruit to your bin. I teach a class on it here locally and I'd be happy to email you my handouts if you're interested...

Christy said...

Well, I will say we don't eat any fruit here so I've never put fruit in it. Fruit flies like veggies and bread too! I keep my in the basement in the winter and the garage in the summer. They do fine there.

Twinville said...

Cool! I heard about worm composting last year and really want to try it soon.

Hey! How about you try it first and share your thoughts and opinions?

Isn't blogging great? hehe