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The Cadillac of worm bins

The Cadilac of worm bins

Those green house tables will live on as the Cadillac of worm bins.

The above worm enclosure went together in about 3 hours.

We decided to put a layer of shower board on the bottom, and a slanted lid should help the water run off it better than our first version that had a flat top.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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That looks like one heck of a worm bin!
Comment by Everett Fri Jun 8 09:32:39 2012
Looks great. I have seen worm bins made with and old sink so all those nutrient rich juices collect in a bucket. Your's is looking really nice!
Comment by Jason Fri Jun 8 15:13:34 2012

Everett --- I figured our readers would laugh at us. The one thing we overbuild is a worm bin.... :-)

Jason --- I'm going to make a post one of these days about the things we learned from last year's experiments with midscale worm bins. One was that we didn't get much worm tea at all, so it didn't seem to be worth collecting. I suspect that's because we've settled on feeding the worms horse manure in bedding, which isn't very moist.

Comment by anna Fri Jun 8 16:38:32 2012

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