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How do you make a worm compost bin?
Last Updated: 24th March, 2020
- Using about 50 pages, tear newspaper into 1/2" to 1" strips.
- Place newspaper strips into a large plastic garbage bag or container.
- Add the strips to the bin, making sure bedding is fluffy (not packed down) to provide air for the worms.
- Sprinkle 2-4 cups of soil in bin, which introduces beneficial microorganisms.
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Correspondingly, how do you start a worm compost?
- Fill worm bin with dry bedding material. (leaves, shredded paper, etc.)
- Add water (approximately 2-3 litres) and mix contents.
- Bedding should be the consistency of a wet sponge.
- Pour off any excess water. (
- Add more dry bedding or water as required.
- Add crushed eggshells/limestone and soil.
- Add the worms.
Beside above, how long does a worm live? 10 years
Regarding this, what do you put in a worm compost bin?
The ideal diet for composting worms is non-acidic fruit and vegetable scraps. Grains, bread, coffee grounds, tea bags, and pasta are also fair game. Aged grass clippings, hair, and herbivore animal manure are compostable. Add shredded black-ink newsprint in moderation.
Should I put worms in my compost bin?
You do not need to add worms to your compost pile. Outside, composting happens with and without the help of earthworms. Worms will usually find their own way to a compost pile.