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There are several composting options, indoors and outdoors. Outdoor bins take considerably longer to compost (months/years) and require maintenance. Any composter needs to have good drainage to keep the soil from becoming saturated and smelly. Healthy composting is odorless. If there is an odor, often the bin needs turning to oxygenate and drain the contents. Outdoor composting is severely limited by seasonal temperatures and weather, and can only be done efficiently for a portion of the year, but if composting is moved indoors, it can be done year round. Depending on the amount of collected food, it is recommended stirring an outside bin weekly or monthly. When a composting system involves worms, it is called vermicomposting.
The advantage of vermicomposting is that the worms do the work,
no tumbling or turning is required. They eat half of their weight in food each day, so two-pounds of red wigglers can consume 365lbs of food each year.
How to Decide
Consider your goals:
- Why do you want to compost?
- How much trash do you wish to compost?
- How fast do you wish trash to disappear?
- What is your timeline?
- What products do you want to create?
What can be composted?
Generally any organic wastes, other than meat or dairy products, may be composted. Meat and dairy products are avoided to prevent food contamination. Popular items include coffee, tea, tea bags, newspaper, white paper, fruits, and vegetables.
How does the WormWatcher compare to other composting systems?
Easy to use, Easy to maintain, Easy to Clean
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Compare Indoor vs. Outdoor Choices
Indoor composting –
vermicomposting with worms
Wire mesh/wood bins
The WormWatcher because it is easy to compost and harvest worms, worm castings and "worm tea" a natural liquid fertilizer at your convenience. It's lockable and portable..