When we talk about worm farming and vermicomposting the subject of worm composting bins always comes up. Everything happens in the composting bin whether you are harvesting worm castings or you are raising bait worms. So then the question is whether you should make your own or buy worm composting bins. The answer to that question really depends on you and the degree to which you want to be a worm farmer. One the greatest things about worm farming is how inexpensively you can start your worm farm. You can start with almost no money and create your worm farm and your worms can double in population every three months based on their environment.
In the worm farm construction section I described the construction of a small indoor worm composting bin and talked about moving up to a homemade bin or even a commercial worm farm. It really isn’t that important whether you buy a worm composting bin or you build it from scratch as long as you provide the elements that create a healthy environment for your worms. I provided a link for building a wood composting bin on the page I mentioned earlier and here I will provide you with some information on ready-made bins that you can purchase along with some worm composting bins reviews, also check out the worm farming secrets book.
Ideal for those with limited space, the Tumbleweed Worm Farm composting bin consists of two sturdy polypropylene boxes, which are nested inside each other. The upper box has a perforated floor and a lid, and the lower box is fitted with a drain sprout. By having the worms in the top portion of the bin (kitchen scraps/organic waste is placed) the waste (liquid tea) filters through the holes into the bottom bin that can be combined with water for use as an organic fertilizer rich in nutrients. As the worms actually eat the bacteria in the decomposed food there is no odor to worry about, simply add your scraps and see the results!
Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.4 x 12.6 inches; 26.5 pounds Learn more or Order Price about: $90
The Worm Factory 360 worm composting bin and system makes the entire process quick and easy. With a siphon air flow design, the Worm Factory 360 increases the composting speed. Now you can produce compost much faster than traditional composting methods. The Worm Factory 360 can be used indoors or outdoors allowing year round production. The Worm Factory 360 is odorless making it great for apartments, kitchens, garages, porches and more. Simply add a handful of worms and your organic waste to the bottom tray. The worms will start processing the food. Once the bottom tray is filled add another tray. The worms migrate upward to the newest food source leaving the bottom tray full of nutrient-rich compost. As waste is broken down, moisture filters through the system, taking nutrient-rich particles with it. This makes it possible to harvest organic liquid fertilizer right from the spigot. 20 year warranty. Learn more or Order Price About $110
Worm Composting Bin Review of the 360 WF360B
I read a lot on the topic, including a lot of advice on making my own worm composting bin. However, DIY bins almost always involved work in getting your slimy friends to go to the other side of the bin. I decided to make the investment and buy a stack-able unit, because they’re made and used in a way that the worms migrate up and leave the finished compost behind. I thought it was well-worth the money now for the convenience and the anticipated money saved.
The Worm Factory’s unique stack-able, multi-tray design makes it the most efficient worm composting bin around. Worms begin eating waste in the lowest tray, and then migrate upward as food sources in that tray are exhausted. By allowing worms to migrate upward, the worms separate themselves from the finished compost that is ready for the garden. Besides the worm castings that are produced through this process, the worm composting bin also produces a second type of compost. As waste is broken down, moisture filters through your Worm Factory, taking nutrient-rich particles with it. This liquid fertilizer, known as leachate is gathered in the special collection tray of the Worm Factory and can easily be drained from the spigot. Simply add a handful of worms and your organic waste to the bottom tray. The worms will start processing the food. Once the bottom tray is filled add another tray. The worms migrate upward to the newest food source leaving the bottom tray full of nutrient rich compost. As waste is broken down, moisture filters through the system taking nutrient-rich particles with it. You can drain organic liquid fertilizer right from the spigot. It’s compact square design gives the Worm Factory the smallest footprint of all worm composting bins. The worm composting bin tray stacking system allows it to hold the largest capacity of compost in the smallest amount of space, making it the perfect composter for anyone with space limitations. When full, each tray weighs only 12.5 pounds making lifting and arranging trays effortless. The included 16-page instruction manual makes setup fast and easy and gives tips on how to best manage your Worm Factory composter year-round. Learn more or order – Price about $110.00
DS5TT Compost Bin Review
I have had worm composting bins before, but this is the easiest way to actually separate the food from the castings. You use a system of trays, initially placing the food in the bottom tray, and the tray above it is mostly fibrous material. Then you stop feeding them on the lower tray and then start adding food to the tray up above, and then adding another tray.
The Can-O-Worms vermicomposting bin has a multi-level design that’s easy to assemble and easy to use. The Can-O-Worms can be used indoors or out. Start with moist bedding, some non-fatty organic kitchen waste, and some red wiggler worms, and within a few months, you will have a large amount of compost that improves soil structure and aeration and promotes healthy root development. Generally, one pound of worms can take care of a half-pound of kitchen and garden waste. If you are allergic to molds and mildew, you should probably keep your Can-O-Worms outside. Molds occur naturally in worm composting bins and aid in composting. Red wigglers are temperature sensitive, so do not let your bin get below freezing or above 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Every Can-O-Worms is made of 100 percent recycled materials. Dimensions: 29in tall, 19 1/4 in diameter. This worm composting bin can hold up to 20,000 worms in 3 layers. Learn More or Order Price About $125
This product works very well if you want to compost using worms. It is made of recycled plastic, so you don’t need to worry that it’s creating more waste for the planet. Worms quietly produce pounds and pounds of nutrient-rich “vermicompost” that will help your garden and houseplants thrive, and dispose of your old papers, fruit rinds, coffee grounds, egg shells and veggie peelings in an earth-friendly way. I LOVE MY CAN O WORMS!
Red Wiggler, Eisenia Fotida, worms are approximately 900-1000 to the pound. They’ll eat almost anything organic and are perfect for worm composting bins. Red worms can consume organic material equivalent to their body weight each day to produce castings up to 75% of their body weight each day.
Red Wigglers are tough and hardy. Adaptable to many environments, Redworms have been breaking down organic waste to make natural fertilizer for millions of years. They also aid in the breaking down of pathogens. These worms are prolific breeders, laying one egg capsule as often as every seven days. Each worm capsule will hatch an average of 3 to 4 earthworms. The hatched earthworms will grow into breeders in about three months. They are very popular for worm composting bins and live bait for fish that prefer small baits, such as trout, bluegill, perch or crappie. Red Wigglers are easy to use as bait, easily surviving in temperatures between 38 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a pack with Two (2) pounds of worms. Order some Worms Here Price About $47
When it comes to worm composting bins you can see that there is quite a variety of different units. It all depends on your requirements and your reason for composting with worms. You can see that worm farming is not a labor intensive hobby and how easily it could provide you with worm farming profits.