Once you have filled one tray in your worm composting kit, there are a few things you can do to continue the composting process:
- Add another tray: If your worm composting kit has multiple trays, you can add another tray on top of the filled one. The worms will eventually migrate up to the new tray and begin processing the new food. NB: Check for gaps between the trays as sometimes as the worms work on the waste it reduces in volume and sinks so that it’s more difficult for the worms to move up. If this happens just add more waste into the gap.
- Wait: Give the worms some time to migrate up to the new tray. This can take a few days to a week, depending on the temperature and moisture levels in the bin.
- Harvest the compost: Once the worms have migrated up to the new tray and have finished processing the food in the lower tray, you can harvest the compost. The compost will be dark, crumbly, and have a rich, earthy smell.
- Add the compost to your garden: The compost can be added to your garden to improve soil structure and fertility, or used as a soil amendment.
- Repeat the process: Continue to add food scraps to the top tray and repeat the process. Remember to check the moisture levels and add water if necessary.
It's important to note that a worm composting kit is not a "set it and forget it" process, it requires monitoring and maintenance to ensure a healthy environment for the worms and good quality compost.
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