AvatarAnil Verma asked 2 years ago
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What does it mean if the vermicomposting bin beings to smell?
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What does it mean if the vermicomposting bin beings to smell?
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Vermicomposting Bins are self contained ecosystems which can produce a constant supply of compost in ideal conditions. Change in the smell of the vermicomposting bin indicate some type of change in the composting process in this ecosystem.
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Team GreensutraTeam Greensutra Staff answered 2 years ago
Smelling of a vermicomposting bins is an indicator that there is something wrong within bin.
Some of the common culprits for the smelling of vermicomposting bin are listed as below:
  • There is smelly food in the bin - Some food items do not smell pleasant while decomposing. Such food items can be removed from the bin.
  • It is too wet - This problem can be resolved by not adding any water or items with high percentage of water. It can also be resolved by increasing the dry bedding.
  • There is insufficient ventilation - This can be addressed by frequently mixing contents of the bin or by adding fresh bedding.
  • There are non-compostable elements in the bin - Some sources of food cannot be fed to the worms because they become rancid while decomposing.
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What does it mean if the vermicomposting bin beings to smell?
Article Name
What does it mean if the vermicomposting bin beings to smell?
Description
Vermicomposting Bins are self contained ecosystems which can produce a constant supply of compost in ideal conditions. Change in the smell of the vermicomposting bin indicate some type of change in the composting process in this ecosystem.
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GreenSutra
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