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.

How long does it take to compost one full container?

Creating quality composts takes approximately 2-3 months. It mainly depends on the number of earthworms and the quality of 'food'.

Is the composting method different at the beginning from later on?

Yes, and it's very important to remember this. Give your worms enough time to settle and reproduce, don't swamp them with food from the get-go. You will know that the earthworms are well adjusted when they begin to process the food you give them more quickly and you will also be able to feed them more often.

Should I rake through the compost regularly?

Not at all. The nosy among you beware and also make your children understand this - it's not useful to disturb the compost, particularly during the initial breeding. Add the food to the top. This prevents you from disturbing the worms and disrupting their homes - they only lay eggs in specific places. You can carefully rake the compost if it appears too wet or lacking air.

Can I leave for a longer holiday?

A holiday is no problem. The worms easily manage even two-week fasting. However, they can survive without food up to four weeks.

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