WORMERY

Adapted dustbin. Uses worms in containers to produce worm cast compost; Compost mostly used to make organic potting compost; Good way of composting a regular but small quantity of waste, such as kitchen waste but can be adapted to a larger scale.

Proprietory product:

Brandling/tiger/compost or manure worm Eisenia foetida:

Bottom drainage layer of gravel/tap or drainage holes 5cm up the sides (tap allows you to drain off liqueur to use as a liquid feed); Partition; Bedding layer of rotted manure/mature compost/sedge peat (NOT moss peat as too acid); Worms; Add food in quarter sections; Food – kitchen waste/garden waste/cold phase compost or manure (paper to reduce wetness); Fill bin to top; Leave bin to mature; Fork through once in a while – getting shallower each time; Harvesting: Remove top layer, half eaten material and use as bedding to start a new container; Dig out compost, removing worms to new bin/store to dry out; Sieve dry compost, removing worms to new bin; Use for potting compost/digging in/top dressing for lawns; For potting compost, use about 40% worm compost mixes with peat/perlite or vermiculite or grit. `

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