Vermicomposting / Composting
Vermicomposting uses earthworms to turn organic wastes into very high quality compost. This is probably the best way of composting small quantities of kitchen waste, canteen waste or food scraps generated in small societies / commercial complexes/ industrial estates.
Adding small amounts of kitchen scraps to a large compost pile in the garden day by day can disrupt the decomposition process so that the compost is never really done. But it works just fine with Vermicomposting.
Vermicomposting consists mostly of worm casts plus some decayed organic matter. In ideal conditions worms can eat at least their own weight of organic matter in a day. In fact it seems they don’t actually eat it; they consume it , sure enough, but what they derive their nourishment from is all the micro-organisms as their feed. And these are the micro –organisms that best favour healthy plant growth. The casts don’t contain any disease causing microorganisms. Such pathogenic bacteria are reliably killed in the worms gut. This is one of the great benefits of Vermicomposting.
Besides large numbers of beneficial soil micro organisms , worm casts also contain 5 times more Nitrogen, 7 times more phosphorus and 11 times more Potassium than ordinary soil. These are the main minerals needed for plant growth. The casts are also right in Humic acids, which condition the soil, have a perfect pH balance and contain plant growth factors similar to those found in seaweeds.
Bins are designed and made to Order depending on Space, Aeriation, and Waste Quantum.