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Worms

I have always been one to try new things and I love composting, it's just that I HATE turning over the pile!  An additional problem was that I seldom have anything but kitchen scraps (and few at that--we don't throw much out) for my pile, since I used all my leaves (this was in high school at my parents....no garden for me now with my apartment. ) and grass clippings as mulch and they decomposed in place.

BUT WORMS!  Now that's an idea.

I've seen a lot of good ideas for worms, including pricey worm composters for more than $100. Another great idea I saw was by the Modern Homestead where he used the walkway in his hoop house as worm bins that would turn over TONS of horse manure into great garden compost and protein additives for his chickens.  (Read about it here.  A wonderful resource for getting away from the commercially packaged feeds and letting chickens eat like chickens!)

However, the bought bins are too expensive and the hoop house is far too large scale for our chapter of life. TNFarmgirl has a great post on making your own worm bin--for about $10...and another $15 if you have to buy your own Red Wiggler worms.  Frugal = Win!


Check it out on here on her blog!

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