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on 22 August 2015
I confess I have never owned a wormery before. However we have just moved to a smaller house and I wont be able to have the numerous compost heaps I had before.
I needed something smaller and more efficient. This looks like it will fit the bill.
Wormery came within two days of ordering and was well packaged. Really easy to set up. There are instructions but you can also easily work it out. Base slots together, install tap add one tray. Spread a few sheets of newspaper on the base. Soak coir and place on newspaper. Add worms and a handful of worm food and some old compost. Add and inch or two of shredded paper on top of them and pop the lid on.
A "How to use your wormery" leaflet is included and as long as you follow it I don't see a problem.
This unit is a lot more expensive than some of the imported ones but it is well made and the makers are contactable for help and advice. Absolutely poured down today and the design kept the worms totally dry. Worth the money I'd say.
We will see how it goes and I will update in the future
**** Five months later and all is going well. I have lost a couple of worms that made their way down to the plug and drowned but that's all. Nearly filled a tray now with compost so they have been hungry little devils. I was becoming concerned with the amount of little flies that buzzed around when you lifted the lid but a couple of handfuls of shredded paper on the top seems to control them nicely. The worms are slowing down now due to the air temperature dropping but hopefully I will have enough compost for a couple of pots this spring.
**** Ten months later and I have a lovely box full of compost. Most of the worms have now worked their way up to the second level and are happily munching away on it. The compost is a lot finer and darker than the usual garden bin variety. I haven't had any worm juice to use though. I have checked my moisture levels and all is fine. I must have thirstier worms than most!
* I had a blockage in the tap. Loads of worm juice now and the fruit trees love it.
***** Two years with the wormery.
Decomposes waste at about the same rate as a compost bin (maybe I need more worms) but the compost is of a far better quality, I currently have rhubarb growing on the last batch and it's starting to take over the garden,
I really think worm juice has magical properties! All my plants love it. Vegetable patch and fruit trees thrive on it. Tomato plants love it.
It's strong stuff though. I forgot to water it down and killed a passion fruit plant in days when I put it on neat. I get around a litre a week of the stuff so we've stopped buying plant food.