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How to Keep Your Composting Worms Happy

Urbalive is the new face of Worm Composting  In this video Heather gives you a few top tips on keeping your worms (and Urbalive Wormery) running happily! From what items you will need regularly to a few do's and don'ts hopefully this video will help maintain your worm composter for years and years. Order yours today at https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/collections/urbalive-wormery-kits

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How to Get Started with Worm Composting

Urbalive is the new face of Worm Composting In this video Heather shows you all the steps to get your Urbalive worm composter up and running, including what to do with the bedding block, how many worms to use and how much material to include in your first go. Order yours today at https://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/wormeries.html  

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Worm Composting Q and A's

How do the worms breed?

Red worms are hermaphrodites which means they are both male and female (although it does take two to tango). They produce eggs or capsules from the saddleback which you will see on the 13th segment on their bodies. The egg looks like a tomato pip and starts off a yellowy-green colour and as they age they go a brownish-red. Each one will have between 5 and 15 tiny worms inside, and these take about 10 days or so to hatch out.

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Harvesting your Worm Compost!

Gradually add waste until the top tray is completely full. This will take longer than you think because every time you add waste and the worms process it - it drastically reduces in volume. At this stage most of the worms will be in the Top Tray - the Bottom Tray will contain fully worked waste, ie worm casts. Now is the time to take out the Bottom Working Tray and harvest the rich casts. Once you have emptied this Bottom Working Tray it goes back on the top of the pile becoming the new Top Working Tray and you start adding scraps here to begin the process all over again.

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