Last year in September I went to Trail to pick up a starter pack of red wrigglers. I paid $20 for an ice cream pail full of worm casings and worms. I put them in a Rubbermaid container along with some hay and all of the compostables the chickens didn't get. By December of 2013, I needed a second Rubbermaid bin.
I believe that I posted previously about my two step process. The bottom bin contains the original compost, the bin above is a fresh start containing two decent scoops from the original bin, some straw, and some fresh vegetable and fruit leftovers.
Today, I harvested the original bin. I now realize that this is actually a 3 step process. Box one looked like this
What about the worms you ask?
Oh yeah, they love them! I think that the trout around here may enjoy them too!
I didn't give them all to the ladies; I placed a few in the garden and the remainder I put into bin 2 to help move it along.