It takes six months for a vermicompost bed to become fully mature, by which time a million worms roam the manure. Mr. Chambers continues to add two yards of manure and harvest one yard of worm compost weekly. The finished product is shaved, an inch at a time, off the bottom of the bin. An established bed can go on this way for years.
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Read about how author Kate Messner set up a vermicomposting bin in her family's basement as research for MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS.
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MARTY McGUIRE DIGS WORMS! by Kate Messner, illus Brian Floca. "Messner gets all the details of third grade right [and] Floca's black-and-white sketches are filled with movement and emotion...Believable and endearing characters in a realistic elementary-school setting will be just the thing for fans of Clementine and Ramona." --KIRKUS
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Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln