Staring into the Abyss: into the Muck and Mire
A poster, I could not find who, commented air can not get into six inches of mud. Another weighed how much air can get into a bin through an open spigot. I wonder if the virtues of airy cloth bins are true. Although I never drilled a hole in my bins I feel vermicomposting would work well in a nearly wall-less milk crate, bread tray or wire bin. I think we all agree more air is good. Yet our worms seem to love the airless muck. Why when the goodies are up above? As vermicomposters we spend our time figuring out how to either avoid muck all together or to get air into that six inches of muck. Does air get in? Does it get in just 1/4 of an inch? How much hole does a 1/4 inch hole in the side of a bin help? Does the water carry oxygen into the center of the muck and carbon dixiode out? Inquiring Minds Want to Know.