European Nightcrawlers Going Well But...
I have European Nightcrawlers in an 18 gal. tote (with lots of holes!), inside another tote for about 2-3 weeks.
All is well, not much leachate, strong "earthy" smell.
It looks like castings are beginning to come from the holes on the bottom, not in any quantity, but enough to fall into the leachate bin when they can't stick to the bottom.
This makes me ask- How do I know when to add a second bin? when to harvest castings? Could I just keep going along adding small amounts that disappear over several days, while others hang around, until the bins finally overflows?
This setup is portable enough, but I still will need to figure out the best way to harvest the castings.
My hope is to keep the operation (bins, harvesting, tea brewing, etc...) confined to the smallest area possible.