Vermicomposting Planter Update

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new “Vermicomposting Planter” project I am working on with my good friend Brian Donaldson, and shared a teaser pic to give you an idea of what the system was going to look like.

Well, as you can probably guess, Brian finished construction on his planter! And it looks fantastic.

I have included several pics below.


Front view of the Vermicomposting Planter


Rear view of the Vermicomposting Planter. Note the harvester door.


Inside view of worm composting zone. Mesh walls allow plant roots access to the compost.

As touched on in my other post, I wanted to put more emphasis on optimized worm composting than you see in various other “vermi-gardening” systems, such as Worm Towers and Garden Towers. But I also wanted a planter zone that was big enough to grow more than herbs and ornamentals.

Brian did a fantastic job converting my ideas into a simple – yet elegant – design.

I’m sure some of you are wondering if we are planning to make plans for this system available. Both Brian and myself sell plans for DIY worm bins, so it would make sense to create and sell a set of plans for this one as well.

While we did consider this possibility, in the end we agreed that this is something we want in the hands of as many people as possible! So we are making this available as a 100% free product. Brian (being Brian) ended up recording 28 videos of the construction process and created a set of schematics along with a supply list. All of this will be available via a special members’ area on the Gumroad platform.

Over time we will be sharing a lot more content with subscribers as well – information about my own building experience, actually putting the system to use etc etc.

We are both very excited about this project and hope to get as many people involved as possible!

Stay tuned for more updates (should be launching very soon) and please leave your comments below.

UPDATE – July 5th 2017 – You can now sign up to receive free access to the Vermicomposting Planter specs etc (and please make sure you STAY signed up, since we are only just getting the ball rolling with this project. LOTS more to come).

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    • Dave Pawson
    • July 4, 2017

    I can’t see how that will work? Where are the worms, where
    the plants?
    Update please 🙂

    • jolj
    • July 4, 2017

    It is a simple system, that what makes it so easy to do.
    Fresh food scraps go in the top, composted worm castings out the front.
    Water & casting spread out in the planter to feed the plants.
    This is on the same tech as the KEY HOLE gardens of African contraction.

    • Charles K
    • July 4, 2017


    I was wondering if this will be a system that can be left out doors throughout the year. I live where temps range from 5 degrees to 95 degrees and I know the wrigglers can’t tolerate the extremes. Is it portable so I can take it indoors if necessary or is it thick and deep enough so that the dirt and plants on the outside will act as an insulator? Great project and great site! Keep the ideas and information coming!!

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