Optimized Outdoor Vermicomposting with Euros

I had a recent email exchange with an RWC reader from the UK named Mick Poultney. He told me about a YouTube video featuring a short (but still 13+ minutes) segment of a show filmed by “The National Vegetable Society” (NVS). The NVS wanted to feature Mick in the program after they learned about his rapid vermicomposting approach. I can see why!

I watched the video and found it was really interesting – so I thought it would be valuable to share here.

Reminds me a lot of my own outdoor vermicomposting approach (but with a whole bunch more ingredients) – and just generally a great example of what I refer to as “optimized” vermicomposting!
(NOTE: It may be a bit challenging to understand what Mick is saying at times so be sure to turn up your volume)

*** UPDATE ***

I asked Mick for a list of his composting ingredients and he sent me the following image!

Looks great to me!

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    • a price
    • February 11, 2013

    Very interesting, well done Mick. As a fellow Brit I need to point out that ‘hoss’ is horse
    ‘Yo’ is you and ‘bostin’ is er….:-)

    • Greg Loeckenhoff
    • February 13, 2013

    Good vid, thanks Bentley. LOL @ Hoss mook took a while to figure out what that was 🙂

    • Paul Letby
    • February 16, 2013

    Wow that’s amazing how quickly those materials break down. This seems to me to be a mixture of both hot and worm composting. Is that right Bentley? Those ingredients look like they’d heat up. Yet at 10 days there’s worms on top. I’m a bit confused by that. Can’t argue with the results though.

    • mick
    • December 24, 2013

    ado ( that means hi ) , sorry only just found this !!! glad your impressed. i use worms & not heat , worms do my digging , that’s why they were invented !! bostin means excellent . as for worms being on top , when a bin is full it would take 2 month before it would be ready , i want it in a month so i cheat & add a dollop ( a tub ) of worms from the fishing tackle shop . like to keep you guessing with my black country accent !! any more queries just ask … you might like to have a nose on http://www.ferret1951.wix.com/mickpoultney

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