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Common Wormery FAQ's 1

Which worms are used for composting?

Our composting worms are a mixture of species (mainly reds and dendras) selected for their composting ability. Available with or without bedding. These types of worms are productive at consuming organic leftovers. Common garden earthworms don't perform as well in the same conditions.

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The Home of Worm Composting

If you're looking to get started with Worm Composting, please Wiggle on over to​ and take a look at our Urbalive Worm Composters!

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The 5 Tips for great Worm Composting 2

The following tips represent the result of a great deal of experience in worm-assisted composting. Please read them carefully and try to follow their advice. If you follow them properly you will have a contented stock of worms which, in due course, will produce for you a steady stream of rich dark compost.

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Using your Worm Compost as a top dressing

Worm compost is very rich in nutrients and organic matter and can be used as an excellent medium to grow plants in. It is rich in soluble plant foods and its fine crumbly texture will greatly improve soil structure. It is not necessary to sterilise the compost before using it in the garden, its bacterial content comprises beneficial species which will not harm your plants. It can be used in all the situations where compost is normally used, for example when planting seeds or shrubs; or as a top dressing for fast growing plants. House plants in pots eventually use...

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Assembling your New Urbalive Worm Composter!

Your Urbalive Worm Composter Box Contains;    1 Lid (PART A)  2 Working Trays (PART B1 & B2)  1 Collector Tray/Sump (PART C)  1 Plastic Tap  4 Legs  1 Instruction Booklet     ASSEMBLING YOUR URBALIVE  Fix the four legs to the base section (PART C) using the screws provided - make sure they are firmly in place. Screw the tap into the base section (PART C) Attach the grate onto the top of the base section (PART C) Slot PART B2, B1 and the lid (PART A) into place. Choose a site for your Urbalive Worm Composter, in a...

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