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Giving Your Bin a Kickstart E-mail
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Saturday, 10 September 2005
Whenever we put worms into fresh bedding, the bin processes waste very slowly. It takes many days, even weeks, for the microbial populations to grow large enough to make the incoming stream of food waste ready (rotted) for the worms. One way to get things started faster is to inoculate your bin with a several-inch-layer of vermicompost (or other microbially active compost). Place it on the bottom of the bin, below your bedding. You’ll notice a huge difference in bin start-up.

Advanced vermicomposters tip: if you know what material the worms were living in and consuming before you got them, and can offer the worms some of that same material after their move, you’ll reduce their stress, and the length of time they need to adapt
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