Posts Tagged ‘Compost-Air’
Since the last update the material has settled down about 8 inches. First image is after digging down 6 inches to find the red worms doing work. Second image is after adding about 25 gallons or 100 lb. of donated food waste provided by Cambridge Tea House.
I feed my bin with 10 gallons of half processed VC loaded with red worm cocoons on top of last vegetable waste feed. On top of the cocoons 20 gallons of loose leaf tea, watermelon and other random tea shop veggies was tossed in the top. The bin is about as full as I am going to let it go so I will update next Thursday to see how quickly the food has dropped.
This flow through worm bin is made from a 132 gallon Compost-Air, an aluminum grate base and 8 cinderblocks. Since I started this bin half full of donated loose leaf tea and other restaurant waste the bin was stocked with 8lb. red worms. This Compost-Air has half inch holes punched through the sides, no lid and a flow through bottom surface. The high air flow creates a perfect aerobic composting environment which leads excellent breeding and earthworm castings production by red worms.
Worm stocking densities are below:
- 0.5 lb/square foot density is 17 lb. of composting worms
- 1.0 lb/square foot density is 37 lb. of composting worms
- 2.0 lb/square foot density is 74 lb. of composting worms