Step 1 in How to Vermicompost
Select a Location for the
Note: For an overview of making vermicompost, see: Vermicomposting Basics.
Decide where you're going to place your vermicompost container. (The containers can get heavy, so it is better to determine where to put the bin, before you get too far into the process.)
The vermicompost worms will be happiest and most productive in 60-80 degree (F) temperatures. However, they can survive in temperatures from just above freezing to the low 90's (F). Outdoor bins should be shaded and protected from extreme temperatures.
Worm composting bins are most frequently kept indoors, in locations such as:
- under a sink (small bins)
- heated garage
- mud room
- root cellar
- work room
Bins can also be kept on porches or terraces for most of the year, and moved indoors during the harshest weather months.
Note: Keeping the bin indoors offers the benefit of convenience, in that you will be adding food to the vermicompost bin at least once a week.
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Note: the advice and information contained herein is based upon our experience and study. As with any advice, please apply at your own discretion.