Heard of vermicomposting, but not sure what it is? Know what it is, but aren’t sure which method — worm bins vs worm towers — will work best for you? Well, our most recent guest post just went live and it clearly explains all this stuff! (It is the 4th link in the table below.) When you are done with this article, deciding which route to take should be clear to you. I wrote this article because when I was first researching this topic, it was not clear to me what the differences were between bins & towers or what was involved with them respectively. By comparing them side by side with their the pros and cons listed, you can make an informed decision as to which method is best for you. I hope it helps you to sort through your research as you move towards a vermicomposting project for your garden.
Below, I will give you links to all four articles (in the order they were written) and a blurb (abstract) to explain what you will find there. This way you can jump straight to the article of most interest to you. I am guessing you will head straight for the fourth one!
|Written||Title & Link||Abstract|
|1st||Raising Worms for Castings – Part 1||A chronicle of our first experience at building our own worm bins. Mostly a cautionary and anecdotal tale, this article does provide some good links to additional information about how to build a worm bin as well some good advice about what NOT to do.|
|2nd||Raising Worms for Castings – Part 2||Details why and how we abandoned the bin method and decided to install a worm tower. Detailed instructions on exactly how we built, installed, and now maintain it. Step by step photos included.|
|3rd||Does the Worm Tower Method for Raising Worms Really Work?||Just a quick update for our readers on how our worm tower was doing after 6 months or so in the ground.|
|4th||Comparing Vermicomposting Methods – An Overview||Our NEWEST (and we think our best!) guest post appearing on The Homesteading Hippy. It compares the pros and cons of the two methods side by side so you can easily see which method is best for your situation. So, if you are considering getting compost worms and are researching which method to use, this one is a MUST READ. There is a link in this article that will return you to the second article “Raising Worms for Castings – Part 2.”|
I hope this clarified things for you. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. And GOOD LUCK with your first venture into vermicomposting! Let us know how it is working for you!