Vermicomposting can be classified in two ways: small scale vermicomposting and large scale vermicomposting. The first kind is normally done at home and is intended for those who do not have big space. The second type on the other hand is usually used by those who are business-oriented people. This is also called commercial vermicomposting wherein tons of vermicompost are produced weekly to be sold in the market.
As the usual worm composting process goes, Red Wigglers are still the best breed recommended for the process. Though it is no longer done manually (like the shredding of newspapers for bedding, the home made worm bin and the drilling of holes for aeration), all the common needs of a composting worm is still the same. From the temperature (50-85 degrees Fahrenheit), acidity (6.0-6.5 pH level), food requirements (organic materials except for metal, oil, acidic and chemical-sprayed foods), nothing changed.
If you feel to indulge in large vermicomposting, you have to familiarize yourself with the windrow and flow-through bed systems. These two have their own set of advantages and disadvantages but both are equally important in producing vermicompost. These two also come in different sizes and different prices depending on your need. Some machines are able to produce 400 pounds of compost per day while some are able to do more.
Large vermicomposting is good especially if you are a business minded person. Aside from your personal benefits, you can also imagine the amount of organic wastes that are recycled through Red Wiggler worms. You won’t have to worry about the machines because no nutrient present in the compost will be lost. With the growing demand of organic fertilizer today, your business will go a long way especially now that more and more people are hooked to worm composting.
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