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Topic: Make Your Own Worm Hotel - Home Composting Tutorial!  (Read 25012 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2009 06:55:24 PM »

Wow, your worms come from about 15 minutes away from my house, and I've never heard of a worm farm. Inspired!
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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2009 12:02:08 PM »

Thanks for sharing that awesome Tutorial.

When we have proper bike storage I think we will acquire some worms.


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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2009 05:17:43 PM »

Thank you so much for posting this! I've almost bought an indoor composter so many times, and for so much more money! We live in North Dakota, and 9 months out of the year, its way to cold for anything to compost and breakdown outside, this will be perfect.
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« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2009 08:03:35 PM »

Hurrah! We have composting worms and I love them! My son's friends (and their parents too for that matter) never believe me when I say "Do you know what's in there?" while pointing to our worm hotel.

I'll take the worms as pets over my son's stinky goldfish any day.

« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2009 08:01:43 AM »

Oh, vermicomposting looks very tempting and I think I will try to build my own worm farm now!

One question though: you don't seem to have drilled holes in the bottom of your worm hotel. Most commercial worm farms have a drain or something of that sort on the bottom to regulate the fluids that can accumulate in worm farms. What's your strategy when the bin gets too wet? Or, for that matter, how do you counteract your worms drowning in muck?

« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2009 05:17:02 PM »

That's what the cut out slats in the bottom were for, I thought?

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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2009 04:21:51 PM »

Neat DIY project! We need one of these for when we go fishing. Especially when fishing worms are going for over $2.50 a dozen. Ouch!

« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2009 01:12:16 PM »

This is great! I've been storing my food scrapes in biodegradable trash bags to haul off to my parents' once a week (30 minutes away from where I live). It isn't a very efficient (or odorless) system. I think I'll try your tute and set up shop in my kitchen. Thanks for the link on worm nutrition, too. I've been dumping anything that Nature will break down in my bags (including lots and lots of tea bags), so I'll remember to be more picky. Thanks for sharing! Cheesy
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2009 11:20:31 AM »

I was really interested in doing this along with other go green projects I had lined up but my family has been discouraging me so I thought I would ask some questions before I did this.
It seems very simple to do this but I just can't find the worms in my area to do this. I know I'm probably going to have to order them online but I live in Texas. Will they survive the trip? It's been 100 degrees almost everyday.
Once I do get them will I have to leave the box inside? Does it smell with all the food scraps in there? Does it attract bugs?
I really wanted to do this but I haven't gotten the encouragment that I was hoping for. I've already stopped using my dryer and taken advantage of the heat to use less electricity. This project and a garden box were next on my list. But now I'm stuck. Please help. Thanks! 

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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2009 09:32:49 AM »

I feel like I wouldn't have enough food to justify having one...
its just my dad and I, and we're not the fresh-est eaters in the world.

Most of what I put in my (outdoor) compost pile is just waste from the garden; tomatoes that didn't make it, dead plants, etc.

I'm not quite sure what could go in a bin like this... would teabags be any good? Or coffee grounds?
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