How Does A Flow Through Worm Bin Work?

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In this video, Sandy of Worms and Stuff shows her flow through worm bin in action, inside and out. This video will explain how to feed your worms in a flow t…

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25 Responses to How Does A Flow Through Worm Bin Work?

  1. Castings??? She means worm shit right lmao

    March 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm

  2. very useful video, thank you

    Dickie Haskell
    March 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  3. I was wondering if you’ve done a video of how you started your initial
    bedding for your worms?

    Shon Cook
    March 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

  4. Nice video, Thanks!

    Dana White
    March 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

  5. you can also make a very simple T piece of pvc that rests on top of your
    bottom pvc poles to move back and forth on the bottom of your bin to
    harvest your casting. if you do not want to reach in and grab it with your

    john mcnally
    March 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm

  6. Good, tip, as harvesting and worm removal can be very time consuming.
    Thanks for sharing the video. Happy Gardening Marty Ware

    March 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm

  7. what is the smell like? does the compost attract other bugs? how do other
    animals, like cats, react around this type of composter? and can this be
    used indoors? thanks!

    March 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm

  8. Awesome configuration. I like the way you use a single bin and can harvest
    casting without invert the bin or digging from the top. Thank you for

    Stephen Jeffrey Watson
    March 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  9. I think you have about the most convenient, easy, and smartest method out
    there, thanks btw

    Adrena Lee
    March 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm

  10. Gravity is your friend.

    March 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  11. Sandy, I saw on your Facebook page that you son wants to get into worm
    farming. Check out this video I saw some time ago. I think you will both
    enjoy watching it. This is a worm farm (on steroids) in Switzerland. Pretty
    impressive. The title is: “The advanced vermicomposting facility VERMIC 3.2
    – worm composting”. They have some trick photography at the very end with
    the dog.

    March 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm

  12. A well maintained worm bin should have very minimal amounts of leachate-
    the worms desire a moist environment – not soaking wet. If the bin is
    actively producing leachate, then it is too wet. While it is possible to
    use the leachate as a fertilizer, it is not going to be as effective as
    brewing oxygenated tea from finished worm castings. An oxygenated tea will
    have an enormous amount of organisms while the leachate is relatively less

    Joshua Finch
    March 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

  13. You are great, and informative!

    Malaki Isip
    March 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm

  14. I hope this bin works for you. I know a LOT of people use the
    Rubbermaid-type-tube system. I have not found great success with that
    system. I really, really like the flow through bin I made. My website has
    more information (and complete instructions and pictures) about making one.
    Or, if you don’t mind paying shipping from Alaska — I’d be happy to make
    one for you!

    March 19, 2014 at 10:22 pm

  15. Cute kitty

    Dee Zee
    March 19, 2014 at 11:12 pm

  16. Thanks

    Adrena Lee
    March 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm

  17. Isn’t pvc shown to be toxic which is why it shouldn’t be used for fresh
    water lines.

    Dee Zee
    March 19, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  18. That was probably the best design I have seen yet! Logical and easy to
    up-keep. Thanks

    March 20, 2014 at 12:31 am

  19. The castings are heavy and will work their way down below the bedding, or
    pretty much anything else.

    Jason K
    March 20, 2014 at 12:59 am

  20. I might try this. It sounds great. I tried the rubbermade bins last summer.
    I had three. Seemed like it was more of a slimy mess than anything else so
    I dumped everything in my outdoor compost bin. We had a pretty harsh winter
    for Missouri but I was digging around in the compost bin recently and there
    were a whole lot of worms that seemed to be thriving, so now I’m just
    putting our waste in the compost bin. I’ll see how well it works over the
    summer months.

    Doug Moring
    March 20, 2014 at 1:44 am

  21. What about collecting the “worm tea” for liquid fertilizer as in other
    systems? Does it drain into the bottom between cleanings, or does the use
    of cardboard bedding soak it all up?

    Gene Eddleman
    March 20, 2014 at 1:58 am

  22. The cat wants a worm to eat.

    March 20, 2014 at 2:17 am

  23. It should not smell or attract bugs if you do not compost meat or dairy

    Jason K
    March 20, 2014 at 3:17 am

  24. I was wondering if the bedding you are using is what you put in the whole
    trash can? Is it filled all the way from the bottom of it where you have
    the PVC pipes that are holding the bedding up and upward. I know you are
    putting food about an inch or two below the top level, but all the way down
    is your tore up cardboard pieces right?

    Adrena Lee
    March 20, 2014 at 4:13 am

  25. Thanks for posting this! I attended a master gardener composting workshop
    on composting and it also included vermicomposting. In it they showed how
    to make the Rubbermaid tub type system. I’ve been on youtube looking at
    different variations of that system. Then I saw videos done by Big Texas
    Worms and she uses 35 gallon flow through type bins. Wow, now if that is
    her personal choice I figured it was for me – just way too big. Now having
    seen your version I know what I will build! Thanks!

    March 20, 2014 at 4:32 am

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