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Worm Composting Bin

Composting is a simple process which can help the decomposition of natural materials like leaves or organic waste easier. This process is also a good way to reduce methane and keep the old food waste out of landfills. Besides, the compost can also be used as fertilizer to enrich the soil nutrition for various plants. The question is, do you know what animals behind the composting process are? Yes, they’re worms. Worms in the soil decay process becomes an excellent natural decomposer.

There are two significant advantages offered by the worm composting bin when compared with conventional compost box. First, a box of compost which is produced by worms is more superior than conventional box. The second is vermicomposting which has fewer odor problems. However, both types of compost will be smell if you are not active mixturing it. So in odor control point, your activeness and thoroughness to monitor the development of compost is very required.

There are also weaknesses in this worm composter. Something bad will happen if you’re fail in breeding the worm composter, and you will find the worm’s grave under your sink.

Step by Step How to Make Worm Composting Bin

The following steps are the stages of making a worm composting bin which is made in the form of funny videos packaged by Dodo Films and the Environmentals.

First, you must have two plastic storage bins as a storage of worm compost. One foot of surface area per pound of worms. One pound of worms is able to compost a half pounds of food per day.

Second, you have to make holes in the bottom and sides of one of the bins.

Third, you must cover the holes with screen. This helps moisten the soil as a media for worm living.

Next, put two bricks on their sides in the bin without holes and place the tube with holes on the bricks.

Subsequently, you can use scrap paper from your old newspaper or junk mail which are not used anymore. Then, cut 1/2 to 1 inch strips of paper using a cutter to make it more presentable. After that, you should wet the paper, but don’t get too wet.

Last, get your worms over the internet or nursery to get good quality worms. One of the best types of worms is Redworms which also can be used for fishing. Add 1/2 lb of compost per pound of worms. That’s it.

If you’re having a problem with these steps, you can see the Dodo film of worm composting bin guide below. This video is very funny but informative.

Video resource: Dodofilms

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