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 Composting Information & Resources 
In this classic, Mary Appelhof takes the reader through the composting process step by step. She covers every aspect of home composting.
Worms Eat My Garbage (in a green version)
If you prefer a green version, you can download it here. 
Composting Systems

Our customers often ask about composting bins or composters.  We carry a basic composting system (see our products page) but if you are looking for something else, the links below will take you to retailers who carry the items you need. 

There are also instructions to make a simple composting system on our Preparing for your Worms page. 

Worm Factory 360 4 Tray with Accessory Kit - $ 119.95
Composting with worms allows you to turn kitchen scraps, paper waste and cardboard into nutrient rich soil for your plant. The Worm Factory 360 can be used indoors or outdoors allowing year round production. Nowcomposting is no longer limited to backyards. The Worm Factory 360 is odorless making it greatfor apartments, kitchens, garages, porches and more. Each tray is 16X16X5 and is made from recycled plastics. Four trays normally provide enough room for the kitchen waste of a family of 4. Made in the USA with high quality food grade recycled plastics. 20 Year manufacturer's repair or replace warranty. How It Works: Simply add worms and your organic waste to the bottom tray. The worms will start processing the food. Once the bottom tray is filled, add another tray. The worms migrate upward to the newest food source leaving the bottom tray full of compost.
Weatherproof Vinyl Composter
Weatherproof Vinyl Composter -- Tired of your compost bin decomposing?  

You will never have to replace another compost bin once you buy the heavily constructed Duratrel composter.  It is made from  heavy-duty virgin PVC -  so it will never rot or peel.   Angled slats can be easily removed to rotate or remove compost.

  • Weather resistant -  will not rust.
  • 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" Reinforced Rails
  • 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" Removable Front
  • 20 Year Warranty
  • Dimensions  3' wide x 3' long x 3'
Australian Worm Farm
The Australian Worm Farm consists of two sturdy polypropylene boxes nested inside each other. The upper box has a perforated floor and a lid, and the lower box is fitted with a drain sprout. By having the worms in the top portion of the bin (kitchen scraps/organic waste is placed) the waste (liquid tea) filters through the perforated holes into the bottom bin that can be combined with water for use as a rich organic fertilizer. Vermicompost, or vermiculture, most often uses two species of worms: Red Wigglers (Eisenia foetida) or Red Earthworms (Lumbricus rubellus) rarely found in soil and are adapted to the special conditions in rotting vegetation, compost and manure piles.
Size:  10" H x 15" W x 23" L

An efficient, gravity-fed composting system.  Kitchen scraps and garden waste start in the top chamber of this compost system, where beneficial fungi and bacteria handle the initial stages of decomposition. After 3 to 5 weeks, slide out the panel and let the contents move down into the cooler, second chamber. After another 3 to 5 weeks, guide the finished compost into the lower chamber where it matures and can be easily removed for use in your garden. Make finished, nutrient-rich compost in as little as 10 weeks.  Designed to handle all compostable yard, garden and kitchen waste.   Three-chamber process cooks compost faster.

 Large, 16-1/2 cubic feet capacity.   Generously sized lid on top swings open for easy filling. Made of injection-molded plastic.   31" square x 47-1/2" H 16-1/2 cubic feet capacity (106 dry gallons). 

Constructed of naturally weather-resistant white cedar, our new Compost Cottage has solid aluminum corners, a sturdy plywood roof and quality cedar shingles.  Roof is hinged and opens fully for easy loading; full-width door at the bottom makes it easy to access finished compost. Built-in ventilation on sides and back ensure good air circulation. Sun medallion adds a decorative touch. Cedar will weather to an attractive silver-gray over time. Large, 106-gallon capacity.  Made of quality materials from top to bottom; hinged roof opens, and stays open with hook, for easy loading,   Full-width bottom door has stay-open hook for easy unloading.  Ventilation on sides for air circulation.  Overall dimensions: 34" W x 30-3/4" D x 52-1/4" H at the peak Constructed of weather-resistant white cedar with aluminum corners and cedar roof shingles Cedar will weather to an attractive silver-gray.   

Beehive Composter

Developed with a hinged lid that opens from either side for convenient, one-handed filling.  A big front door lifts right out for easy access to finished compost. Fun and functional composter Choice of Red or Blue.  Wood with UV-resistant enamel finish 23" square x 35-1/2" H.   Holds 6 cubic feet (39 dry gallons).

What kind of bedding can I provide my worms?

Kitchen scraps, lawn clippings and garden waste are the nitrogen-rich "green matter" in a compost pile.  For efficient composting, they need to be balanced with carbon-rich "brown matter."  Each of these compact bricks of all-natural coconut fiber (coir) expands to make about 2-1/2 dry gallons of carbon-rich, odor-free material.  Layer it into your compost pile whenever you add fresh food scraps. Also makes good bedding material for worm composters.  Each brick expands to 2-1/2 dry gallons Just add water to expand each brick

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PH Meter - $ 18.95
Provides instant acid or alkaline rates of your soil. Includes chart of common plants and their ideal PH.