Catie George wrote:Inspired by the success of this endeavor, I am not experimenting with a bag of wood stove pellets + coffee grounds.
I have been wanting to start selling worms, but my vermicompost is imperfect, and some people are weird about wanting no other life forms than the worms in their bin (I think, so long as it composts, and doesn't smell, who cares? People are weird).
Half a 40 lb $7 bag of pellets plus saved coffee grounds filled one bucket. And then I added water ... And it mushroomed.
Expanded with plenty of water, half a bag filled 2 buckets, which is really quite cost effective. I put roughly 40 worms in each bucket. I will continue collecting coffee grounds seperately from the rest of the compost to add to the compost, in an attempt to have a very 'clean' stock I can sell. I really like the texture of the sawdust. Very fluffy, and I expect less likely to go anaerobic than shredded paper.
I will try to remember to report back on how it works. I have long wondered if stove pellets + manure (or plenty of kitchen scraps) + worms might make a relatively cheap fast raised bed fill.