Posted by admin | Posted in Composting Tips, Uncategorized | Posted on 17-04-2012
Tags: setting up the worm bin, worm bin, worms
Ok Setting up a Worm Bin Part II
We now have all the materials to make bedding for the worms. I take a small tube and I fill it with water, I take another small tub and I break up and fluff some of the Canadian Peat Moss in it. I then take the shredded paper or cardboard and I put it in the tub of water and let the cardboard soak up the water real good. I then take the shredded paper or cardboard and I put it in the tub of Peat Moss and I stir it all around so that the Peat Moss coats the paper or cardboard. I then place this mixture in the worm bin. I repeat this process until I have filled the worm bin clear to the top.
By doing this process you will have good moisture. A good test to see how your moisture level is, is to take and pick up a hand full of bedding and if it balls together when you squeeze it but little and preferably no water to squeezes out of it, then it is perfect. If you bedding is too wet just don’t add water to it for a days and leave the lid off and it will dry out. Any immediate excess water will drain down to the bottom of the bin and will not be a problem for the worms because they will still have plenty of area to hide out in that isn’t standing water.
Now that you have gotten this far with your worm bin you need to let it sit for a few days and start to age a little. So now is a good time to order the worms and get them coming your way. Most companies that will sell the worms to you will take orders any time during the week but will only ship out on a certain day of the week. They do this in order to try to get all of their worm deliveries to their destinations in such a way that they don’t have to sit at the post office over a week end or Holiday. So look for some information on their website that gives you some specifics about their shipping policies.
Next time we will be talking about the worms themselves. The different kinds that there are and what to look for. Please take the time to hit the share button and pass around the word so that everybody can start growing better vegetables and flowers.