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    I have had been vermicomposting for 3 years and sing its praises whenever I can. We have an outdoor compost pile as well but it doesn't do much in the cold weather. We seem to generate much more compost in the summer and fall so there is plenty to go around.

    We made our worm bin out of a small rubbermaid container. In the summer and early fall the bin lives in our wood shed and in the colder months we bring the bin inside. Healthy compost doesn't smell and the soil that is generated is gardener's gold!

    Here are the links that helped me get started.

    Rubys Garden, florence_craye, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. YarnGurl 71 months ago | reply

      This is awesome! I need to make one for myself!

    2. thistledowns wool design 71 months ago | reply

      it's amazing isn't it? never done the inside thing though.
      our barn manure keeps warm and worms out in the pile year round. it's the natural heat. we can dig worms in february if we want. like when we had a baby snapping turtle in hte house for a few months. (he was rescued then released)
      and we call our composted soil Black Gold! a few friends ask for it in the spring.

    3. Bonnie-K 71 months ago | reply

      oh cool. i would like to try this sometime, not sure i have room for a bin in my apartment though. Hardly room for the little container i keep my compost in before bringing it outside to the bin. i could never go back to not composting at all though.

    4. These Days in French Life 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called A Slow Year, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      this is so great, thank you for the information, we love our red wigglers

    5. mimpy 71 months ago | reply

      Oh wow. I want to start one of these. Thanks for reminding about worm composting

    6. zen granny 71 months ago | reply

      We thought about doing this, but I know my three granddaughters would be down in the laundry room all the time digging out the worms. So, it's just normal outdoor composting for us.

      I'd like to try it though.

    7. Robin Rivers 71 months ago | reply

      That is so awesome.

    8. thechickswithsticks 71 months ago | reply

      oh that is so cool
      I've been wanting to do it for 2 years and finally started my bin in April.
      I had a rough start (got too wet) but added more paper and things are really going well now.
      I love my worms..my son loves the worms..we all love it!

    9. MaryJaneM 71 months ago | reply

      cool! Thanks for the links!

    10. KarenP 71 months ago | reply

      EEEEW. This is why I live in the city.

    11. beetgreen 71 months ago | reply

      oh! thanks for the links!

    12. looseends 71 months ago | reply

      Let me know if you want worms. I have plenty to share!

    13. laurelfactorial 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vermicompost, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. ThoughtsHappen 26 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for including this photo on Creative Commons It was perfect for my post, "The Diet of Woms, week 7: How Much Will Worms Eat?" on my site Karmic Recycling, at www.karmicrecycling.com/2012/02/19/the-diet-of-worms-week...

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