Can O Worms 00300 Composting Bin
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- Includes 2 Large worm trays - endless supply of worm castings for your plants and garden
- Indoor or outdoor use - keep in your garage, basement, or covered back porch
- Ventilated fly proof lid
- 100-Percent recycled plastic - no virgin plastic used
- Drain Spigot - drain valuable compost tea to fertilize plants or garden
The Can O Worms vermicomposting unit is an easy way to turn kitchen scraps and other organic materials into rich, organic worm castings. By using a multi-level system, this composter encourages the worms inside to keep moving, eating and producing. Included in the Can O Worms unit are 2 round, large capacity working trays where the worms eat the food, a round, fly-proof, ventilated lid, a ventilated collector tray with worm mound, a compost tea tap, legs, coir brick and instruction booklet. Made from 100-Percent recycled black plastic, the Can O Worms makes the worms feel like they are in the dark depths of the Earth. With two working trays, you can continuously add food scraps to the bin, cycling the trays on top. Because the Can O Worms stands off the ground on legs, removing the worm tea from the tap is easier than ever. The trays include a molded mound that encourages worms to move from the collector trays to the working trays. A unique flow through ventilation improves performance and prevents collected tea from turning anaerobic. The included coir brick creates a cool, earthy home for the worms, so you can get started on composting as soon as you get it assembled.
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It takes a while for a worm bin to produce enough worm castings to put out in the garden; but in the mean time the bin is constantly producing "worm tea," which plants love. The "worm tea" keeps potted plants happy, even though their roots are confined. I advise leaving the spigot on the Can-O-Worms open all the time with a collection vessel under it. That way the "tea" is constantly dripping out, and does not fill up the sump. With the dollie, you can put the vessel under the spigot on the dollie, so the whole thing rolls around together.
Although at first it might repulse you a bit to keep rotting vegetable matter around -- especially in the kitchen -- I have found that my initial repulsion has given way to fascination with the transformation going on inside the bin. Like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly inside its cocoon, your vegetable detritus transforms into sweet, rich earth inside your worm bin. I have come to view my worms as miracle-workers.
And here is a tip that you won't find anywhere else: to keep your worm bin from emitting any unpleasant odors, be sure to put plenty of parsley stems in the bin, along with the rest of your vegetable debris. It will do you good to eat plenty of parsley leaves, and the stems will keep your worm bin from smelling.
I recommend the Can-O-Worms over any of the other worm bins I researched, because of its sturdy construction and the fact that it is made from recycled plastic. That gratifies my environmental conscience. However, I understand that in cold climates people who want to keep worm bins must keep their bins indoors, because the worms cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. People in cold climates who want to keep a worm bin outdoors can get a special heated worm bin from certain Internet sites.
I have kept compost most of my adult life. Although I still would prefer to keep a traditional compost pile, the restrictions of apartment living -- with close neighbors and little yard space -- render a compost pile out of the question for me any more. Other apartment dwellers will find the Can-O-Worms the ideal alternative to traditional composting.
Can-O-Worms is easy to use but, if you are interested in successful composting, you need to take care of it.
BTW I also enjoyed using a "homemade" worm bin made from plywood. I painted it to help preserve wood, but it was completely rotten after 7-8 years of use. With nails and hinges, it was not easy to dispose. It worked great while it lasted, though. I hope that COW units made from recycled plastic will last longer!
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The cool factor of having a worm farm! The bin last well is is sturdy. It's very well made. It's a good learning experience. It's simple to take care up.Read more