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Earthworms in your Garden

There are 27 species of earthworm in the UK and over 2000 worldwide (some of which are 2 metres long!) The important thing to note is that whilst bees get all the news coverage worms are just as essential to life as bees. All soil needs earthworms, they keep it aerated, full of life and nutrient rich. Lots of other birds, mammals and amphibians rely on worms as an important part of their diet, from song thrush to blackbird, to hedgehog and fox. Worms are an important part of our food chain and of course they actually play a serious part on making the very soil that we depend on to grow our food.

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Why are my worms determined to escape?

When you first set up the kit

Your worm bin is not designed to house your worms so that they cannot escape - in fact worms can get through virtually any crack‚ The point is to make your wormery as attractive to the worms as possible so that they stay put. If you think of worms in a wooden composter or a compost heap these don't need to imprison the worms; the worms stay if conditions are favourable and so that‚Äôs what we aim to provide.

When you first set up your worm composting kit and add your worms - it's a bit like taking the cat to a new house‚ There is a tendency to explore and head for the exit... Once they are settled into their new home and established their burrows they are less likely to run for home but here are a few ways you can help minimise the losses.

Set up your worms in the morning and once you have put the bedding into your kit and the worms in with it add some kitchen waste and leave the lid off all day. Worms go away from the light so this helps to ensure they start to get established. If the kit is outside, accept a few losses and repeat the next day and gradually you will find your worms will settle down. If you are keeping them in a shed then leaving the light on and the lid off will also help.

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WW Video: Why Worm Composting?

 Urbalive is the new face of Worm Composting. In this video Heather explains why you should consider giving Worm Composting a go - all of the benefits you can gain from using lovely Wiggly Wigglers to chomp on your kitchen waste. She also shows off our NEW worm composter, the Urbalive! Order yours today at

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Unboxing the Urbalive Worm Composter

Urbalive is the new face of Worm Composting In this video Heather gives you the very first sneak peek at our new Worm Composter the Urbalive! Join her as she opens the box, shows you all of the contents and components and reveals what special extras are also included! Order yours today at

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Assembling Your Urbalive Worm Composter

Urbalive is the new face of Worm Composting In this video Heather shows you all the steps of how to assemble the Urbalive wormery, including what tools you will need, how long it will take and what extras are also included. She also talks through what trays are used for what. Order yours today at

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