Office worm bin
After owning and operating a can-o-worms bin for 10 or more years, I have rediscovered my little critters recently. It started with my wife commenting the worms were not eating much lately. In the time I have owned the bin, I put brown material in pretty much never. I harvested compost maybe 2-3 times. The bin was not being used as intended.
After doing a bit of internet reading I bought some coir and shredded some newspapers. I was able to revitalize the bin in a matter of a few days just by adding in a significant amount of brown matter. The worms, which were hiding in huge clumps, sprung back to life. Now there are TONS of them all over.
So many worms I decided to pull a bunch out and start a bin for my work food scraps. It will be mostly fruit, but a few veggies and I will bring in veggies from home occasionally to keep a decent balance.
So a really long lead in to my question. My work bin is two rubbermaid 10 gallon bins, both with holes. I have been a bit concerned about how to deal with the worm inevitable worm tea. I have decided to lay a single sheet of newspaper in the bottom bin, and lay some coir on top of it. The newspaper lighly covers the holes in the bottom bin, do I risk not having sufficient circulation in the bin? There are also small (3/32") holes along the tops of the bins, but the holes in the sides of the lower bin are covered by the upper bin presently.
The purpose of the lower bin is to provide a vertical separation bin when the lower bin compost is complete. At this time, it is not providing a real purpose, just a storage location until I need to harvest. I don't really have another place in my office to keep it,