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Published on Aug 27, 2011
UPDATE!!!! Ultimate recycling, creating one of the worlds best fertilizers with your leftovers. Instructions for setting up a basic Rubbermaid worm bin. Watch this step by step video on setting up an indoor worm bin for your kitchen scraps. You will be able to raise worms, keep your kitchen scraps and junk mail out of the landfill, and create rich compost for you plants. This is an easy vermiculture project you can do with the family. Perfect for city and apartment dwellers!
FEEDING: Make Sure NOT to feed the worms; ONIONS, CITRUS (Oranges, Lemons, Kiwi), FATTY FOODS, MEATs Or LARGE pieces of BREAD, They will RUN or DIE
FEED the worms small pieces of FRUITS, VEGGIES, COFFEE, PAPER, CARDBOARD, EGG SHELLS THE SMALLER it is the faster it will turn into compost, I USE An old blender to blend my scraps once a week. This gives the scraps some time to start decomposing!! The worms eat the microbes that break down the food, not the food itself; so give the scraps a couple of days. If you don't have an extra blender, or don't want to spend $3 at a thrift store, use an air tight container under the sink.
USE: Rubber or Latex gloves when handling the worms, the oil on your hands can prevent them from breathing, since they breath through moisture on their skin.
KEEP: your bin out of direct sunlight, at about 65-75 degrees is the optimal temperature, if it gets too cold for the worms they will try to escape if they can't get out they will die
The population doubles every 90 days, 1 to 2 thousand worms is a good starting place = 1-2 pounds.
Worm Castings = Worm Poop smells just like soil and is your AMAZING FERTILIZER! You can apply it directly to your soil or you can aerate it and make WORM TEA..... That video will come soon!!