I make a simple DIY composting worm tower using 4 inch PVC pipe, window screen and a 4 inch PVC coupling. A worm tower goes directly in the garden and provides a habitat for your red wiggler composting worms. Feed them with your kitchen scraps and coffee grounds and they’ll convert these “waste” products into organic fertilizer for your garden.
For my worm composters I use worms purchased from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm. Uncle Jim will give you a 10% discount on your online purchase if you use the coupon code “greenshortz” at checkout. website: www.unclejimswormfarm.com
(disclosure: I don’t make money from this…they just deliver a great product)
(1) 2 foot length (or so) of 4 inch PVC pipe
(1) 4 inch PVC Repair coupling (note: a regular coupling will be cheaper, but tighter. You’ll want to sand it out a little)
(1) 5 x 5 in square of window screen
Drill with spade or forstener bit
Scissors or box knife (to cut screen)
Clamp (it helps with the cutting)
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Why leave all that PVC from drilling in the garden?
This is a really awesome idea and design. Gonna try this as soon as I get my raised bed set up.
Did he seriously eyeball the number of worms 327?? Or else who would take the time to count the exact number of worms??
What is the effective radius of this method? What area around the tower?
Worms don't have rulers ha haven't you ever heard of a inch worm lol
I'll make one this very week.
A Lot of PVC trash in your soil garden.
Cool video thanks for sharing.
Will the worms eat my plants or garden vegetables?
What do you do once the worm tower is filled with worm castings?
What size is the drill bit?
I like the idea but do you know if it will get too hot for the worms and they will leave the tube?
I live in Florida
I made my worm towers but put buckets on the top of them. My question is now I have fire ants in every tube. I made four tubes. I'm afraid my worms have been killed by the fire ants. But I don't know how to get rid of the ants without hurting the worms. Any ideas?
What kind of worms did you use?
Nice job. I like that ur not high speed "Sale'smanlike" pushy talk: great balance of info but not "high pressure sales" . It's a pleasure to hear the birds, frogs, etc. in the background. I grew worms in 1978 to 82 as a farm project for FFA and rec'd GA Planter award from my voc-ed teacher Mr. Larry Williams, LFO
are the pvc-particles degradabels?
great idea and the towers great
i don't know if id put a banana peel in there, it takes 2 years for them to decompose.