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How to Make a Compost Worm Bin for under $5

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Compost, the ultimate recycling, is creating one of the worlds best fertilizers with your leftovers. 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 video gives step-by-step instructions for setting up a basic Rubbermaid worm bin. The video also briefly addresses the importance of compost.  Run time 05:30

FEED the worms small pieces of fruits, veggies, coffee grinds, paper, cardboard, egg shells (The smaller it is the faster it will turn into compost). The worms eat the microbes that break down the food, not the food itself; so give the scraps a couple of days. Make Sure NOT to feed the worms; ONIONS, CITRUS (Oranges, Lemons, Kiwi), FATTY FOODS, MEATs or large pieces of BREAD.

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.
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