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    Worm farm vs compost bin

    Thoughts ideas , plans , anything... House hold food scraps, fish frames , leaf litter , dog proof, neighbours handy.

    My dump it in the garden is getting old with Lis .. So I have being asked to find a tidier and aroma free/ less way of processing the above.
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    Old bathtub meant to work very well. How pretty does it have to look?

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    Not flash , I'm thinking out the back in a warm corner ..faster decomposition better to break down with a bit of constant sun
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    How bout the 200L garden thing that was on here with the worm farm in the middle?

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    Bathtub works well but have plughole end lower so worm pee drains into bucket. There is a ratio online somewhere about watering down the liquid; about 2:1 as liquid fertiliser. Keep top of bath covered with old carpet or sheet of tin. Second method that works (at local school) is two halves of a 200 L plastic drum cut in half across, not lengthways. Bottom one collects any discharge. Top one sides on two fence battens to prevent jamming into collection 1/2. Feed worms in top half. Liquid drains through holes you will have drilled in base of the top 1/2. Keep covered as with bathtub. Worms proliferate with these systems. Can halve the worm count and sell off the excess stock as kids pocket money.

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    Bury it

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    Burying spot/ pit is now a garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Burying spot/ pit is now a garden.
    Even better.

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    old fridge freezer layed on its back....introduce worms,,,dog poohs, a SMALL amount of grass clippings,vege scraps,fish frames...the trick is worms eat the fugus etc that grows on the crap in there......... don't cook em by too much vege matter
    tiger worms are great and we had heaps of fun fishing with added bonus of no smells in the garden, that plus 200 ltr compost bin took care of all the shite from 3 dogs and our household waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Not flash , I'm thinking out the back in a warm corner ..faster decomposition better to break down with a bit of constant sun
    Mussel floats should be easy to get hold of
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    ISO cube, still in cage, cut top off, various holes everywhere.
    If you keen on worms, add some kind of deck in the bottom before filling, and don't drill holes below the height of that, then you can use the tap on the bottom to drain.
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    Thanks everyone. $40 for a starter pack of tiger worms and Lis want a " tidy " bin so guess we're going something like has being made before 200 litre compost bin/ garden. Got some drums at work which should be the go. Chuck some hungry worms in it and give a try. Will keep it simple for a start ..feed worms/ make compost not to concerned about the worm juice for a start ...from there who knows .

    Thanks again for all of your ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Mussel floats should be easy to get hold of
    Yeah they would be beaut, chop one end off whack some plant size holes in the side stabilise the bottom. Hell even put a drain tap in the bottom , thick strong structure, easy to put a lid on....Hmmm think we might have project. Cheers @Pengy!
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    be aware worms will bugger off/migrate if you cock things up...too hot will cook em too.
    the fridge/freezer worked a treat as they couldn't get out,but soon knew if things not right as they would all be under lid trying to get away...bit of water from hose would sort it out/cool it down etc
    plurry good fun sitting on deck chair with a cold beer in hand while the worms have swimming lessons on end of fishing line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    How bout the 200L garden thing that was on here with the worm farm in the middle?

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