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[Feb. 26th, 2012|05:26 pm]
There's a world beneath your feet.

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Hi everybody! I'm new, so forgive me if this has been asked before.

I started my DIY worm bin quite awhile ago (6+ months), and I'm sure it's about time for me to harvest the castings. What is the best way to go about doing so? I read that you should pack handfuls of the contents (castings, worms, and all) into pyramids and leave them out in the sun, slowing chipping away at them as the worms ball in the middle to escape the heat and sun. Is this really the most efficient way of doing it? Can you recommend another way? Thanks so much.
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[User Picture]From: bunn
2012-02-27 11:02 pm (UTC)
Personally I leave the lid off for a bit, and let them dive down to the bottom for a few hour, then just scoop the compost off the top. You get the odd worm left in it, but unless you are planning to use the compost in indoor pots it's not really a problem.
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