Francisco’s Worm Farm

5 Aug

Francisco was kind enough to share these pics of his double tub worm bin.  Francisco got started a few months ago and is doing great.  His double bin construction technique allows for excess moisture to drain into the bottom catch tub (worm leachate).   His bedding base is comprised of finely shredded newspaper mixed w/ food waste.  As a mulch layer, he keeps a few sheets of wet newspaper on top of the bin.  Francisco also shared some of his homemade worm chow that my worms loved.  It was gone the next morning.

Thanks for sharing your ideas and pictures.

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6 Responses to “Francisco’s Worm Farm”

  1. razer1054 April 6, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    How many air holes in the bin are needed and where I noticed your starter bin only has holes in the top?

  2. razer1054 April 6, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    Where and how many air holes are needed in the bin? I noticed your starter bin only has holes in the top.

    • Texas Red Worms April 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

      There is not an exact number that I prescribe. You want enough holes so that your bin can breathe, but not so many that your bin dries out. In larger containers I drill holes on the lid and a few on the top half of the bin. Smaller containers will do fine with holes in the lid only.

  3. Patricia Sheek June 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    You said Francisco donated a good worm food recipe, but you didn’t post it? Also, I am just starting worm composting and was wondering if shredded white office paper/typing paper from junk mail would be usable for worm composting? I have read that all dyes are now made from soy and are ok. What’s your take on that? Also, are you in Houston or in the suburbs? We live between Houston and San Antonio so West Houston would be easier for us to pick up our worms. Thanks.

    • Texas Red Worms July 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

      He had just brought some of his version of the one I published for me to sample. Yes, shredded paper is fine, and the dyes are soy based. I’m North of the Houston area and in San Antonio.
      Thanks,
      Kyle

    • Texas Red Worms July 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

      He had just brought some of his version of the one I published for me to sample. Yes, shredded paper is fine, and the dyes are soy based. I’m North of the Houston area and in San Antonio.
      Thanks,
      Kyle

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