I have two vermicomposting bins active, and they are going great. The bins are large plastic bins with holes in the bottom so that worms can enter, and holes in the lid to allow rainwater to keep the bin moist.
This has worked out REALLY well, and I have an amazing amount of worms (red wrigglers and others) eating up all my kitchen waste.
The question I have is, now what ?
It is going to get too cold for the worms and the composting to continue, however the bins still contain uncomposted waste. One thought that I have on how to use all this is:
- Simply dig two holes in my vegetable garden, and dump this bins in. This will allow the worms to continue eating and composting, and eventually disperse into my garden. This will also allow me to restart the bins with a new crop of chopped up leaves. Questions I have on this approach are: should I move some of the worms dumped in the garden back into the new crop of leaves, or just wait for new worms to enter the bin?
Suggestions welcome, Thanks!