I have always known there are a LOT of worms in this compost bin! I have never seen one quite like it. I used it to help populate my worm farm, and you certainly wouldn't know 6 months down the track that there were any worms missing (I just love how they will populate to meet the food availability!). The compost was writhing! This did prolong the 'moving house' business somewhat. I know that compost worms can't live in regular garden soil. They need a lot more organic matter than that. So of course I felt really mean leaving a single worm in the compost when dumping it into the garden, knowing it meant certain death. I had to go through and pick out every worm I could find first! I guess I feel a little responsible for them. I mean, I feed them, and I was the one who decided they had to move house...probably much to their disgust! I finished under the light of Boyo's torch and am pleased to say that the worms seem to be fairly unconcerned about their house move. Photos follow of the top partly composed, wormy stuff, the good compost (got about 30cm out of the bottom of the bin), and the newly positioned bin.
Monday, 2nd May, 2011