An indoor worm composting bin is a very natural way to recycle waste. Waste management through natural recycling of organic materials is the main point of using an indoor worm composting method. Additionally, an indoor worm composting bin shields the worms from very harsh weather on cold months. Check the following procedures on how to make an indoor worm composting bin.
Materials required for a worm composting bin
Non-biodegradable plastic tub with lid (10-15 gallons)
A breathable material to line bottom of tub
Directions for building an indoor worm composting bin
1.Drill small holes about 4 inches. Then add two holes on each side of the bin near the lid.
2.Cut the wire mesh or breathable fabric and place inside the bottom of the tub. Tape it by the edges.
3.Produce a layer using the following materials:
b)Brown materials: coffee, leaves, etc.
c)Green Material: grass and shredded vegetables
How to care for an indoor worm composting bin
1.Green materials are kept buried.
2.Mix or turn the contents of the bin every two weeks.
3.Chop large vegetables in order to let them decompose quickly.
4.Apply the 3:2 rule; for every three parts of brown material, add two parts green material.
5.Lift bin over ground for some proper ventilation.
Remember to keep your indoor worm composting bin in a cool, dark place.Direct heat and even sunlight exposure can really cause worms to wither and die.It is also important to keep worms warm enough during the cold seasons as to not let them freeze to death. You can use a handy sprayer to keep the soil moist. If there is inadequate moisture in the bin, the worms can surely die from dryness. The wetness must somehow be similar to a wet sponge.If your indoor worm composting bin starts leaking, there’s no need to worry to at all. Actually,It just means that your bin is due for a turning or you’re spraying too much water. Placing a pan underneath the bin can serve as a catch basin. As a matter of fact, that enriched water is very good for plants in your garden. Truly, indoor worm composting benefits not only your plants but the whole environment as well.