19 February 2009

How it works

Basically, you take the cardboard packaging, put it in the bottom of the legged base (so bedding doesn't fall through), fill the bottom level with bedding, pour the worms on top, put down some organic waste covered with carbon scraps, and voila, worm farm.

Eventually you can put food in the next level (as long as the bottom level is high enough with bedding so the worms can crawl up the levels), and the worms will travel to eat it. Once that level is full, you fill the next, etc., each level left behind giving a mixture of vermicast and vermicompost to use as you need. It's a rotating system, it's not that big (I can get my arms around it), and it's made of recycled plastic.

Sounds easy.

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