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Getting started with the Worm Inn Pt. 1

All right, I can’t wait any longer.

I should have a review up by the end of this weekend (Review can be found by clicking HERE).  Get this: With my order I got the optional stand kit which consists of corners and zipties, and then you go to your local hardware store for the 3/4″ pipe lengths (It makes shipping easier for the Worm Inn guy).  I went to two hardware stores, and neither would cut the pipe into the lengths I needed.

My advice for you bikers out there, is to have someone drive you so you can pick up the 10′ long pipes, or take a hacksaw and tape measure with you and cut the pieces on your own outside the building.  I, of course, did neither so now I’m stuck waiting impatiently for tomorrow so I can get the pieces and get this thing rolling.

In the meantime, I hung it from my ceiling, and now I’m wondering if I even want the stand anyway… what do you think?  It kinda takes up more space, but at the same time it’s doing its job:

Eh, I’m in no hurry to get the piping now… this thing rules either way.  Major thumbs up for ease of setup and use.

Worm Inn review coming soon…

I started realizing how much I miss composting outside as we’ve had a lot of frigid, crappy weather over the last week or two.  The worms have really become friends of mine… I like to put my ear right up to the surface and listen to them wriggle around and munch.

I also noticed that being a household of one, I still feel like I can overwhelm my worm bin at times…so what should I do?  Order a Worm Inn and another pound of red wigglers, that’s what.  I heard about the Worm Inn from Bentley Christie of course, and I was instantly curious:

Check out Bentley’s Worm Inn overfeeding video series starting here… I was sold!  Yes, he’s being deliberately obnoxious with the amount of material he’s putting in, but nonetheless they gobble through it with no issues.

Worm Inn Vermicomposting System

There’s plenty of advantages to using the Worm Inn that I’ve observed…I’m not a worm bin hater by any means, but it’s pretty obvious that they don’t get the proper aeration that a cordura sack does.  What’s cool about these, is that they also retain moisture and let worm castings drop out of the bottom…in a worm bin, you’re digging around and the results are a bit soggy.

Again, bins are great too…I just built a few as gifts for people to try out.  However, I need to step my game up as I’d like to use the castings and also be able to process more material.

I will definitely have a (nerdy) product review of the Inn to share with you as soon as I get it (CLICK HERE for review).  Other videos in the pipeline include observing how the worms felt about eating condoms, creating a compost sieve, adding dog food to your compost, and a series of digging through other people’s trash looking for compostable opportunities.

Until next time, keep it dirty!  And stay warm.

a quick worm update.

I haven’t fed the worms in over two weeks, now they’re finally starting to show their faces a bit more each time I open the lid… they’re eating away from their castings and towards the surface.  As of yet, they haven’t chowed down on the condom I put in there, but the mites/springtails are all over it.

While cutting a tomato into smaller pieces over top of the worm bin, my dumb ass cut my finger.  I hope they like blood.  Whatever.

I’m so psyched for the spring so I can put some of my worms into the compost tumbler… winter sucks.

How to Build a Worm Bin In Under 15 Minutes (video)

How To Build A Worm Composting Bin In Under 15 Minutes

Woohoo!  I just made a new worm bin. I’m going to go ahead and call it a “Bentley Bin”, which I named after Bentley Christie of http://www.redwormcomposting.com . He’s the true master of vermicomposting, and I highly recommend checking him out to learn everything there is to know about worms.

Hit the Like button for the video and leave a comment for me!

I’ll be posting updates once I get my worms, which should be in about a week.