Opinions on lateral flow thru bin
I read on a vermicomposting forum of a lateral method where the plastic bin was divided by a metal cookie cooling rack and the worms were kept and fed in bedding on just one side. When it came time to harvest compost, he stopped feeding, and prepared bedding on the opposite side, then started feeding on the new side up against the cookie rack to lure the worms to transition over to the new side. Once the worms moved, he was able to harvest compost with very few worms to separate.
Has anyone tried this method? It seems like a lot less work than dumping & forcing them to shrink from the light and sorting. I have a jillion worms and don't relish the idea of spending an entire afternoon (and evening) sorting. Much of the compost is very dense and paste like and just loaded w/worms of all sizes.
I want to start another bin or two in hopes that I can compost more scraps than I am now. But, at the same time prefer a laissez faire (sp) approach. It's working so far.
My bins are indoors in Maine.
Thanks for you opinions/input.