Newbie!! Need help with this project!!
I believe this is my first post to this forum ever so hello guys! Lol. Anyways, I've been looking for a way to compost and help improve the soil in the gardens and also use up alot of paper and scraps that just get thrown away. I mean, I occasionally take the time to take coffee grounds or egg shells and work them into the gardens but I want something bettter...so I wanna start a worm composter!!
Now, I plan on keeping it in a room that is basically my potting "shed" and keeping it out of direct sunlight. I live on a budget so would like to go with something cheap and thought maybe I could make it myself!! But i must ask for your opinions and if it would work!! I have 21" long storage bins that are 12" deep so my plan would be too poke holes in the bottom of the one used for the compost bin and then put it in a second one which will collect all the "tea" and juice. I would also poke holes in the top lid for air....
Now as far as starting them off, how deep should i make the shredded newspaper? My idea would be as i keep adding more materials and the worms work through it that it will fill the entire bin which is when i can start on the next bin....Now does the seem like a logical plan? lol have not done much reading on the subject yet so I hope to get a few opinions. or if you think the worm factory 360 is worth the investment and works alot better? (originally that was what i planned on buying but i don't really have the extra cash and prefer to use up stuff I have already!)