Vermicompost Experiment: Update 15, Bins 2 & 3


Okay here’s a little bit of
behind-the-scenes of how I’ve got my worm bins set up. It starts off down
here with these two dollies, they’re four-wheel moving dollies from Harbor
Freight. And then they’re sitting on top of those are mortar mixing bins that you
can get from the hardware store and those are used to create a moat. And this
bin here this lower bin let me go down a
little bit maybe easier to see that. This, this lower being here is exactly like it
came from the store. Just gonna kind of move over. The one on top of it has holes
in the bottom they’re very small holes for drainage but then all of the worms
won’t escape through but it’s enough for liquid to drain. And then these upper
holes here are ventilation holes. Also down on the bottom to lift that other
bin that’s stuck down inside there. There are pieces of inch and a half
PVC pipe that go all the way across here that’s what gives it its lift and then
there’s enough space down there for the liquid to drain. But that has to be
checked because it’ll fill up all the way up to here if it’s not, if it’s not
checked frequently. So it does have to be, it’s something that has to be, maintained.
And then inside that inside this this bin here I always put some of
those mosquito dunks. Because down in Florida here they will find water
everywhere and it’ll fill the porch up with mosquitoes if I don’t do something
like that. It’s a pretty simple, it’s pretty simple setup for the bins. And
then on this one side, I get the afternoon Sun coming in. So I have either
a piece of cardboard or plywood whatever happens to be handy at the time just to
act as a sunshade. Then once those are, what I do is move those from there over
to here. And then I have that tripod set up usually like, I have a tripod usually
set up there then I’ll pull that bin down into here make all the adjustments
and make the video and then move on to the next bin. Okay that was just a little tour behind the scenes. Here’s bin 2 back in September 7th 2018 which would
have been the last update. Hasn’t been much to note. There’s no foul odors
coming from here, nobody’s trying to escape. It seems like there’s a good
balance of food to worms so that nothing is getting out of balance. We do have the
occasional frog like is seen here which is nice because we can show the frog
instead of the horrible out-of-focus footage that I have here. The other thing
that’s also noticeable is how much better the footage turns out with that
dark black glove there, that it’s a matte black. It sure seems to help with all
that high reflectivity that was going on with those yellow gloves before.
I guess the next thing I’m going to do here is just add some food. After we finish our high-speed feeding
session here we’ll take a quick look back into September 7th 2018 and then
move into the present. All right here we are at bin 3. Take a look around in here. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a video on this bin mostly because there’s not
been a lot going on in here. I’ve just been putting the normal table scraps in here and nothing out of the ordinary. So it’s really been nothing to report.
because I’ve just watched the pile go down. Can see the remnants of the avocado
I just left those in there to rot naturally, here’s some cantaloupe and
there’s part of a potato skin in there. As we watch the speed feeding continue I’ll note that I’ve added baked potatoes back into the mix to see what
would happen and also some ground vanilla bean that should make things
interesting over the next few weeks. This is unit 13 I’m out. Hey it’s unit 13 don’t forget to stop by the blog because I always forget to put something in the video and when I do you’ll find it there.

2 thoughts on “Vermicompost Experiment: Update 15, Bins 2 & 3

  1. I don't like putting carrots in my worm bins. They take a long time to break down. That's my thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I don’t think what you’ve fed them will be a problem, especially if they were frozen first.

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