Make your own wormery since it makes composting so much faster.
It could be as large as this rainbow worm farm, or as small as a 25 litre bucket. It must have a waterproof lid to keep rain out, though remember they must have air to breathe.
Every wormery must have a hole in the bottom for the leachate to leak out into another bucket.
Here are three reasons to start a wormery.
Make your own wormery since it makes composting happen so much faster. The turn-around time is greatly decreased and, should you decide to toss butternut and pumpkin seeds into the heap in Spring, they will simply take off.
This monster is not atypical. The humic acid formed in your compost heap facillitates the absorption of minerals and water with the result that plants thrive.
Just compare it with the fairly typical butternut bought from the supermarket. More important, the taste and nutrients are enhanced beyond belief; just try growing vegetables once you make your own wormery.
There are only two things that worms really do not like; too much water and and not enough air. You will read that you must not add onions or citrus, for example. It will all get turned into compost, only it takes a little longer. Do not fuss is my recommendation; they are very hardy.
Make your own wormery because is so easy and inexpensive and the leachate adds so much oomph to your plants.
To begin your journey you need only two inexpensive items. A large bucket with a lid, and another that is smaller but very sturdy to collect the worm wee.
Your worms will double in number every month. So, after a month you'll have 400 and after 90 days about 1600 worms. You could then make another wormery.
Every few months tip the whole bucket out into your compost heap, keeping back a few hundred worms and start all over again.
That will contain the vermicompost that is your ultimate aim, but also many tiny wrigglies and eggs that will give your compost heap a lot of oomph; it too will then become a wormery.
The vermileachate will dip into the bottom bucket; dilute it and pour it onto your plants for amazing results. Avoid using it on small seedlings except after rain.
Remember, they need air, and too much water may drown them. The material in the bucket needs to be damp but not sopping.
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