My second attempt at composting is faring much better than my first. When I checked on it, 6 weeks after I started, I was thrilled to see only a banana sticker remained. All the food scrapes, newspaper shreds and coffee filters were finely ground into rich soil.
The next step is to separate the worms from the soil so that I can use it in my garden. I will leave the lid off the bin for a bit - the worms don't like light so they will burrow into the soil. As I harvest off the top layer into a separate bin, the worms will dig deeper and deeper.
I will harvest the soil into a plastic bag and seal it for a few days. This will kill off any remaining worms before I add the compost to my garden.