How To Make, Setup & Harvest From A Flow Through Worm Composter…

How To Make, Setup & Harvest From A Flow Through Worm Composter...

In this 3 part series you’ll learn how to make your own flow through worm composter, how to set it up correctly & finally how to harvest worm castings from it…

How To Make A Flow Through Worm Composter…

Make a flow-through worm composting bin using a 13-gallon kitchen trashcan, some scrap wood and string trimmer wire. A flow-through worm composter makes harvesting worm castings easier than hand-sorting by creating a bin with an open bottom. A grid of trimmer string supports the soil column while allowing it to slowly flow through into a catch container. The red wiggler composting worms migrate up while the finished moves down through a compression zone, naturally separating the worms from the castings. Check it out…

– 13-gallon kitchen trash can
– 2×4 and 2×2 material
– Small piece of 3/4 inch plywood
– A few scraps of wood for lid brackets
– Assorted screws
– 1 inch roofing bolts (with washer)
– Heavy duty trimmer line
– Window screen scrap

– Ruler / Square
– Meauring tape
– Marking tool (I’m using a Twisted Sharpie: Link below)
– Drill / Drill bit
– Impact wrench
– Handsaw / Miter saw
– Scissors
– Box knife
– Hammer / Nail gun (optional)
– Sand paper

How To Set Up A Flow Through Worm Composter…

In this video you’ll see the process of making the harvesting rake, setting up the composting bin and installing the worms. This type of flow through worm composting system makes harvesting the worm castings easier by separating the worms the way nature does. The simple explanation is that the lower third of the bin tapers to increase the compression of the worm castings as they flow down through the bin.

This action mimics the natural soil column. The composting worms migrate up as they consume and process new compostables and the castings move down and resemble more soil-like conditions. That is earthworm territory. Gravity pulls the finished castings through the trimmer string grid on the bottom of the composter with the help of the custom made rake… and the cycle continues. Check it out…

Drill and drill bit
Impact wrench or screw driver
Ruler or measuring tape
Scissors or box knife
Marking tool

500 composting worms
small board for rake
screws or nails
air line tubing (optional)
newspaper for bedding
vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells
soil for start up
rain water

How To Harvest A Flow Through Worm Composter…

It has been a few months since I started using my flow through worm composter and it is time to harvest. I have been raking small amounts of worm castings from the bottom-screen on the compost bin over the last month, but my harvesting rake isn’t really doing the job. I this video I make a couple of modifications including the creation of compost harvesting fork to work alongside the rake. I think the worm casting harvest results will speak for themselves. Check it out…

If you would like to learn more about setting up your own worm composting operation for your garden, check out the worm farming secrets website for a ton of useful advice. You might also want to check out this awesome worm composting operation too…

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