difference in outdoor (bsf)and indoor (rw) bins.
I have three totally different bins and set ups. I have a regular old fashioned compost bin that gets grass clippings, leaves, scraps, coffee grounds, etc. Everything imaginable that can go into a bin.
That bin is SLOW to compost.
I have a old garbage can with holes cut out that gets pretty much the same as that first bin, but a little more food scraps and dead birds, dead fish, corn cobs, things that take a little longer to compost. This bin is full of BSF which are making excellent progress with ANYTHING I put in there. Yesterday, I put a rather large dead goldfish (from my pond) :( in there at 5:00 p.m. This dead fish was about 4 inches long. Today, at noon, there was only a spine with bones, like youÂd see in cartoons of an alley cat eating a fish. No flesh or meat at all. (IÂm assuming the fish died because a rock fell on it since when I lifted the rock, there was the dead fish. It was a fresh death tho because the fish was plump and still had color) and it was fat and plump when I put in the BSF bin.
In my guest room are my prized RM red wiggler bins. My first red wiggler bin was started on May 16, 2010 with 1 lb. worms. That bin is doing very nicely and they are eating, mating and partying.
Second RM bin was started on July 8, 2010 with 1.5 lbs. so they are still rather new, but digging fruits and cucumbers.
After seeing the rate of speed the BSFÂs were making in the garbage can bin I started wondering if that was a better route to go. I dumped about 3 lbs. of food waste in there this afternoon and they had covered an eaten corn cob (with butter!)within 20 minutes. I really canÂt wait to look at that corn cob tomorrow. I also dumped just about an entire can of round black olives, with the juice and those were MOVING around on the top of everything. I also dumped apple cores, peelings, and coffee grounds. Kind of an experiment type of thing.
So, my question is, are BSFÂs best used for excess food waste, or, is their compost high quality?
Sorry so long, and doing an internet search provided VAST results, so I thought IÂd try here first, especially Equinox.