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Starting a Wormery

By Rob 2 years ago

There are 27 species of worms in the UK and over 2000 worldwide so it’s important to get the right worm for the job. The most common earthworm in our soil is Lumbricus Terrestris and he is particularly good at deep burrowing and turns lots of decaying matter (like leaves and grass clippings) into worm casts which are fantastic for soil fertility. However he is not suitable for your worm composter. The worms you need for this purpose are the ones that love to live in the decaying organic matter, you might find them naturally on the forest floor just below the surface or in a manure heap. These species include Eisenia foetida, E. andreii and Dendrabaena veneta. They are smaller and darker and redder than the common earthworm and are faster at breeding and can eat up to half their own body weight in waste everyday.

Interested in Bees, Honey, Beer, Orchids, Compost, Worms and all things Wiggly?

By Heather 8 years ago

Looking for something to do over the weekend? Interested in Bees, Honey, Beer, Orchids, Compost, Worms and all things Wiggly?

Diarmuid Gavin and Wiggly Wigglers

By Heather 9 years ago

Turns out Diarmuid knows lots about worm composting so when we were asked to take and talk about a Worm Cafe - it was having a chat with a fellow wormy enthusiast. We supplied a Worm Cafe for "This Morning" TV programme who were busy helping out a school in Cornwall overhaul a piece of wasteland into a lovely new productive garden.

We're busy...

By Heather 10 years ago

Just to let you know we are very busy Wigglies just at the moment. We are bringing in extra Wigglets over the weekend and will ensure that all your orders are despatched in time for Christmas...Last Christmas order date for despatch in time for Crimble - 21st Dec 2009 (on of course all items in stock.)Thank you for your orders. The three best sellers in the last 3 hours:Worm Cafe with Value Pack and voucherBird Taster PackHazel Truffle TreeHappy Christmas!