How do I make a wormery compost for my garden?

Step by step

  1. Collect some worms from the garden.
  2. Cut the top ¼ off the bottle, to make a lid.
  3. Fill the bottle with alternating layers of sand, soil, sand, compost, sand etc.
  4. Add a few worms to the top of the bottle and watch them burrow down.
  5. Wrap the black cardboard around the bottle to make it dark.

How do you make a homemade Wormery?

How to make a wormery

  1. Pour a thin layer of sand into the bottom of your bottle.
  2. Put a handful of dead leaves on top of the soil.
  3. Now add your worms!
  4. Make small air holes in the fabric.
  5. Wrap some black paper around your bottle.
  6. Keep your wormery in a cool, dark, safe place – a cupboard is ideal.

What is the difference between a Wormery and a compost bin?

A wormery isn’t the same as a compost bin. A wormery is usually a tiered system containing worms that munch through your kitchen waste (but not meat or fish) and provide you with liquid fertiliser and worm casts, which will give you useable compost in as little as six months.

Can you put garden waste in a Wormery?

At the end of this time you can either add the waste to your normal compost heap or wormery. The main advantage of the Bokashi system is that you can add meat and fish scraps and all those left over bits of food the kids leave (that’s if the dogs don’t get there first!).

Can I use regular earthworms for composting?

Can Any Type of Earthworm be Used for Vermicomposting? The best types of worms for vermicomposting are red wigglers (Eisenia fetida) and redworms (Lumbricus rubellus). These two species make great worms for the compost bin because they prefer a compost environment to plain soil, and they are very easy to keep.

Should my compost have worms?

Do I need to add worms to my compost pile? You do not need to add worms to your compost pile. Outside, composting happens with and without the help of earthworms. Worms will usually find their own way to a compost pile.

What can you not put in a Wormery?

What To Not Feed Worms

  • Meats, bones, fat and anything oily or greasy.
  • Dairy products including butter, sour cream, milk, whole eggs (egg shells are ok) and cheese.
  • Canned sauces, peanut butter and other processed food.
  • Citrus foods like lemons, limes and oranges.
  • Onions and garlic.
  • Spicy foods such as hot peppers.

How do you keep worms alive in compost?

How to Keep Compost Worms Happy and Healthy

  1. Adequate Feeding. Ensure that worms have enough kitchen scraps, but don’t overfeed them.
  2. Feeding the Right Food. Even compost worms need a healthy diet.
  3. Ensuring the Right Conditions for the Compost Bedding.
  4. Remembering to Harvest Worm Castings.
  5. Maintaining the Right Temperature.

Do you need worms to compost?

Can you have too many worms in compost?

There is no specific number of worms that are considered too many in compost. When worms multiply to a specific density according to your bin’s size, their reproduction rate reduces. The result is a maintained population level that does not exceed a manageable worm bin population.

How does a wormery work for composting?

Wormeries use special composting worms to convert kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost and liquid fertilizer. They’re odorless and take up less space than a traditional compost pile, making them a great composting solution for small gardens or as a complement to your existing compost pile.

What foods can you put in a worm compost?

The worms will digest any vegetable kitchen scraps, including coffee grounds, that you’d normally add to compost, but avoid meat or animal products such as cheese which can attract flies. Go easy on citrus peel and alliums like onion and garlic too, as large amounts will make conditions too acidic for your worms.

Why are there holes in the bottom of worm compost?

The third compartment makes it easier to collect the worm compost without disturbing the worms. Holes in the bottom of the middle and top trays insure that any liquid produced by the worms can drain down into the collection tray at the bottom, and enable worms to migrate up into a new tray once the other is full.

How do you put worm compost in a faucet?

Carefully cut out or drill a hole to snugly fit the thread of the faucet. Fit it as low as possible in the tray so that liquid isn’t left at the bottom when you drain it off. Screw it tightly into position then secure with the back nut.