Emptying the Worm Inn vermicomposting system is a breeze- check out the gorgeous castings! I don’t miss my old worm bin at all.
The contaminants are pretty funny, too- a few fruit labels, a shredded envelope window, and some uncrushed eggshells didn’t make it.
Sifting out the extras is easy when using a basket with 1/4″ to 1/2″ spacing.
Are you getting the results you’d like with your worm bin or outdoor composting system?
It’s been six months since I’ve emptied the Worm Inn system– I admit I forgot about the worms for a bit, but now I have a ton of castings.
Every time I empty the Worm Inn, I’m always so impressed with the quality of the castings compared to the results from a standard worm bin.
When looking at the outlying “contaminants”, it’s like looking back in time at mistakes that were made- as you can see, I have a few!
- I’m such a stickler about removing labels from fruit, but I guess I wasn’t on a few occasions. Luckily, these are easy to spot.
2. All those plastic shreds were clearly from an envelope that has a plastic window. I like to shred my paper, but I must have shredded a whole junk mail envelope without looking inside to remove a return envelope. Whoops!
3. I read everywhere that worms like crushed egg shells… clearly I haven’t tried that yet. I’m going to crush these egg shells as fine as I can and then throw them back in.
The screening process is pretty easy- Empty the castings until some unprocessed food or worms pop up, then throw them back in the top of the system and zip up the bottom.
I have a wire basket that I dump the castings through, which removes the larger pieces.
The resulting materials are those excellent castings we all yearn for… if you’re having any challenges with vermicomposting, the Worm Inn really makes the whole process pretty easy.
Video to come shortly. 🙂
I’ve been enjoying the Worm Inn Mega this summer with no issues, and it’s simply due to having ample cover material.
The Worm Inn Mega is big enough for there to be plenty of cover material to begin with…you can really load it up to prevent flying pests and also keep the worms busy.
I actually have a hard time filling it up because the worms are just mowing through the material- Capacity really makes the whole process a lot easier.
I just realized that you might not have heard about this system…
Have you seen the Worm Inn Mega yet? Check out my dorky review below for more information… this is my top recommendation for those of you out there looking to compost at home but lack the outdoor space.
Vermicomposting made simple.
The Worm Inn MEGA is the latest improvement on the original Worm Inn system.
With this system you can turn huge quantities of organic materials into worm castings fairly quickly, without the hassle.
Simply add a layer of shredded cardboard, some shredded paper, a dash of leaves and of course food scraps. Let the material sit for a week while you order the red wiggler worms for the system. Anywhere from 3-5 pounds will do.
From there, it’s as easy as adding your food scraps each week and removing fresh castings from the bottom via the drawstring opening.
This system reigns superior over the others simply due to its huge capacity in a footprint of just 20″ x 20″ and its exceptional airflow which prevents it from getting oversaturated.
If you aren’t working with a lot of space and want to compost year round, the Worm Inn MEGA can really make it happen for you.
I’ve been getting a lot of email regarding how to empty the Worm Inn composting system: How do you get the castings out? How do you keep the worms from escaping? Do you have to screen through all the material you just put in? All questions with super simple answers.
Since worms eat the material from the bottom up, they leave behind their precious castings. As you can see in the video, you simply open the drawstrings and take them out. If you find a worm, you’ve reached the end of your castings and you simply put the worm back in the top of the Worm Inn.
There may be an odd piece of unprocessed material as you dig through the castings, but as with the worms, just put them back in the top and let the worms eat it later.
Simple! I love this thing. This really is the easiest worm system to work with out there.
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.