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    I'm interested in this thread, as I'm thinking of improving my composting approach. I was looking at hotbins, but they are pretty pricey and now work has dried up I'm not too flush (I invigilate at university and a school, which is all stopped of course).

    OH has not seemed too keen on an indoor wormery, so I'm interested to hear that people keep them outside or in a cold greenhouse over winter.
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    I use a Bokashi bin. It takes all my non-compostable kitchen waste (cooked food, bones, fish skins, etc.) and turns it into stuff which I then put into my normal compost and it vanishes without attracting vermin. The disadvantage is that you have to buy "inoculated bran" but that costs me about £20 a year. It reduces the amount I send to landfill and stops the bin smelling. This website https://bokashiliving.com gives the best description I've been able to find of how & why. Its Canadian but bins and bran are available in other countries.
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    All my recent photo posts have suffered from upside down right way when viewed syndrome so you are not alone
    Iíve just about given up with photos, too many issues.

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    I’m really interested in a wormery. My black dalek has hundreds of thousands of worms.

    Not sure what advantage one would be though.

    Kind Regards..........Rob
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    I've got a rotary compost bin (a bit like a 45 gallon drum on its side with an axle through it). Most of the composting action is due to the vast numbers of worms in it and it eats kitchen waste in a couple of months at most. When it gets too full, I transfer the contents into conventional compost bins for further ageing (no longer have my 1 cu m heap). Putting compost+worms onto bits of the garden seems to be a good way of getting the compost mixed into the soil .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
    I’m really interested in a wormery. My black dalek has hundreds of thousands of worms.

    Not sure what advantage one would be though.

    Kind Regards..........Rob
    You put different things/food stuffs into a wormery. Also the end product(s) are different.
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    I harvested a tray from my worm bin today

    Wormeries and compost bins 2020-vermicompost-harvest.jpg

    They got my home hair-cut trimmings (and some fruit and veg waste) as a thank you!
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    Sadly I am not allowed pets!
    I Bokahsi all cooked waste before it goes in the main compost. And the Liquid is used for feed. I picked up a cheaper hot bin and will start using that as well for more rapid turn around.
    Good to see all your pictures though.
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