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How long to harvest vermicompost.

After about three to six months of being fed, compost worms will have created enough compost to harvest. In this two bin system, when your bin is getting full you are ready to add the next layer of bin, nesting it on top.

How long does it take to harvest vermicompost?

The compost will be ready in 60 to 90 days and the material becomes moderately loose, crumbly with dark brown colour. It will be black, granular, lightweight and humus-rich. Presence of earthworm castings (vermicompost) on the top of the bed is also an indicator and vermicompost can be harvested.

How long does it take to harvest worm castings?

Castings can be harvested anywhere from two and a half months to every six months, depending on how many worms you have and how much food you’re giving them.

How can I speed up vermicomposting?

  1. Manage moisture. One of the most important factors for a healthy worm bin is adequate moisture. …
  2. Remember to aerate. Along with moisture, worms need air to survive. …
  3. Keep temperatures consistent. …
  4. Add foods that worms like, in the right balance. …
  5. Don’t overfeed.
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