Vermicomposting (worm composting) for Less Than $5!
I happened to be looking at some of the worm bins for sale on the internet, when I found one on a website that really looked familiar. They were selling the worm farm for $99. Granted, the worm composter also came with worms, bedding and food.
From the looks of the bedding, it is peat moss. More on that later.
Anyway, I finally remembered where I saw that same bin...Wal-Mart. I threw the kids in the car and went to Wal-Mart. Low and behold, the very same bin was there for $4.46! That is quite a markup.
I decided to make a video to show you how to make a worm composter using that bin.
The video of the newly minted worm composting unit is below.
Now back to the peat moss thing. We do not use peat moss. I am not saying that to be some edgy environmentalist wackadoodle, although I am a green kind of guy. Peat moss is a non-renewable resource. Once those peat bogs are gone, they are gone forever. Those peat bogs host all sorts of amazing creatures, many of which have not yet been discovered. My feeling is that if we can make due without peat moss in our worm bedding then we should do that.
We use shredded newspaper, straw, and cardboard, mixed with manure for our beds. When you buy our worm bedding, it will be the items mentioned above mixed together and aged a bit.
We are also using coir bedding now and that is made from coconut. That is very renewable and is a great product, but it is a little costly when we can get straw, paper, manure and cardboard for next to nothing.
Anyway, please watch the video if you want to see how we set up this worm composting bin, and how you can too, for under five dollars.