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Personal Vermiculture
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Vermiculture
I have Eisenia Hortensis or in Europe, Dendrobena Veneta
What they need in my experience
- Water (not wet or soaking)
- Carbon (bedding, newspaper)
- Nitrogen (leaves/veggies)
- Oxygen (air)
- Soil
- A safe, dark place (aerated bin)
- Around 60-100°F (I have kept them ~25-110° F)
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Eisenia Hortensis
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Soil
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Food waste
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Soil + food waste + worms + newspaper
= worm mix
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Finished worm castings
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Step 1. Compost soil and food waste (may need
to add water)
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Step 2. Add shredded paper to aerated bin
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Step 3. Add food waste to aerated bin
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Step 4. Add sifted aged “worm mix” to aerated bin
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Step 5….. Repeat and top with paper and water
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Step 3a. Sifting aged “worm mix”
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Step 3b. Worm castings!
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Summary
- Accommodates about 5 lbs of food waste per week
- Good for a household
- Usable worm castings in about 3 months
- Only needs small amount of space (indoors or
outdoors)
Thanks!