So, I’ve been thinking about building a worm composting bin for my basement this season. I was even looking up plans to do so. And then I got the latest Gardens Alive catalog with the $25 coupon, and they have a really swank 100% recycled plastic one in there for a hundred bucks. It even has a spigot for tapping off the wormy-licious tea for houseplant watering.
Last year I bought a couple bags of worm castings to amend my potting mix. This year, looking at the price and the cost of shipping, I only bought one. And all the while I’m thinking, why am I buying this when I could have a little factory to make it myself right in my basement?
Nevermind that it’d be a nice way to have active composting going on through the winter months, when outdoor compost tends to be more like frozen hunks of kitchen waste that makes the neighbors raise their eyebrows.
So, I’m considering making this purchase and setting up my new compost-making “pets” in their own little home in the basement. I wonder if readers would chime in here and let me know if they have a worm bin like this, and how they like it. I’d also like some advice on where to buy or get redworms–while the bin is a good price in Gardens Alive, the worms themselves are pretty spendy.