For some reason I felt like I was overdue for a Tea Bag Vermicomposting update (turns out I was actually about a week early), so I checked on things (and created a video) yesterday.
Everything continues to move along very nicely in the bin. It smells great, looks great – the worms are doing very very well. So I am definitely happy with the progress.
Something I touch on in the video is that this is a pretty “slow” type of system. I am not adding a ton of waste to it (because I have a limited quantity of tea bags) so we’re not seeing the same sort of population (and castings production) explosion as in the Worm Inn Mega.
I like systems like this because they require almost no attention, and are about as hassle-free as you can get. But on the flip side, it can obviously take longer to produce lots of vermicompost and a sizable population of worms.
Speaking of population growth, I spotted a LOT of cocoons this time – yet another good sign (although worms can be motivated to drop cocoons when conditions deteriorate as well – so don’t use it as a universal “awesome” indicator! lol)
Anyway – I will more than likely just let this system hum along without disturbance now until sometime in April – maybe even later than that. But I will continue to collect and add the tea bags along the way.
Stay tuned! I should have some really nice material to test out by the time growing season starts!
Previous Posts Series
The Tale of a Ridiculously Badly Neglected Worm Bin
Tea Bag Vermicomposting
Tea Bag Vermicomposting – 10-13-17
Tea Bag Vermicomposting – 1-10-2018
Tea Bag Vermicomposting – 2-07-2018