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Plant Pot Worm / Composter Thingy

 
wayne stephen
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I had this idea to reuse the 2-3 gallon pots after transplanting trees as worm tube substitute. I wanted to achieve two things - more efficient way to deal with kitchen scraps than just tossing onto compost pile and as a way to get soil prepped for later transplanting of next years trees and shrubs. So I took pot and cut some holes in sides and bottom , buried it up to the rim in hole I will later transplant to , and added straw and filled with kitchen scraps . I wll say that things break down rather quickly , but I am not seeing any worm activity pulling the material out into soil . Has anyone tried anything similar and seen better results?
So far , a barrel composter or using scraps under sheet mulch seems more logical.
 
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