The Wormery

Built to a vision, it was once just a dream of ours to have a Worm Farm that transforms waste into rich soil!

We feed our worms with raw veg waste from the kitchen, which the worms consume and their castings are supposedly the most nutritional fertiliser known to man. The liquid run off is also collected in a bucket underneath and used as a liquid fertiliser!

The worms are given rotting vegetable scraps which are covered with surrounding soil (to avoid fruit flies) and covered with damp cardboard.

In just a couple weeks the worms consume kilos of waste into Black Gold!

We built the Wormery to have several sections which can be closed off independently

We kick started the worm population by grabbing a few handfuls worth of worms fresh from the compost heap, and occasional handfuls throughout the summer. The worms have gone on to be very productive and reproduced quickly to create a huge amount of workers! Since they can eat their body weight in food in a day, we’re able to get rid of scraps from the kitchen and the garden and know the wormies will transform it for us.

Just checking in

We check in on our red wrigglers a couple times a week especially during bad weather, and to check they have food. We give them recycled coffee grounds for a treat!

During the winter worm numbers drop but we can see below lots of new babies appear in Spring and the population will rise again.

February 2020 baby worms on the surface
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