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Thursday, February 1, 2018

sb country n news-towers for worms

recently i started researching the internet on how to
do worm composting

at the school garden i had taken a storage bin
drilled holes in it
made a composter out of it
adding all the greens and browns you need to make a
composter work
we added some worms to the mix
the bin was so heavy it was hard to handle
i decided to convert it to a worm composter
the worm composter internet search

i love youtube videos

as i was searching i hit this link
about worm towers using 5 gallon buckets
putting them in your garden

i was intrigued i must say
you dig a hole in the garden the depth of the bucket
take the bucket and drill holes in it on the sides
and the bottom
i did 3/8 in holes
in the hole i dug in the ground
i added shredded newspapers
thats worms candy they love it
i added some compost
i dropped the bucket into the hole
in the bottom of the bucket
i added more compost and shredded newspapers
i wet this down good
worms like it moist like a sponge after you wring it out
i added shredded food scraps
like veggies fruit bread rice pasta egg shells preferably crushed
no meat no bones no sauces no oils
on the top of the pile
i keep moist shredded newspapers
covered with a thick moist newspaper or cardboard
i put a lid on the bucket
in my case
i added a square concrete paver over the bucket
to keep in moisture
to shut out light
to keep out varmints
all i do is add clippings from the garden
removed plants as long as they arent diseased
as i go along
when the worms get this all composted up
it will take several weeks
the worm compost that is left is used to fertilize the garden
the worms go out into the garden to dig around
loosening up the soil
fertilizing it as they go
then return back into the worm tower
the buried 5 gallon bucket
for more food

so i added 4 of these spaced 4 ft apart down the middle
of my garden which is about 20 ft x 10 ft

so now
we recycle all our food scraps in the buckets
donate them to the schools worm composter

is this the ultimate food recycling idea or what

thank you mother nature

the organicgreen doctor

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