Diameter 1ft 8in / 51cm
Height 2ft 1½in / 65cm.
Sturdy Structure – the wormery is made from black 100% recycled plastic. The parts which make up the wormery are:
Round, fly proof, ventilated lid – helping to create the dark environment which the worms prefer, this lid will prevent vermin or pests from entering the wormery and protect the contents from rain. At the same time its ventilated to allow fresh air into the wormery.
Two large capacity round working trays – the first tray is fitted onto the collector tray and the bedding block is added together with the worms and your organic waste. As the worms eat their way through the waste which you are adding on a daily basis, once the tray becomes full you can then add waste into the second tray which is fitted above the first. The worms will wriggle their way into the new tray via the holes in its base so that they can reach their new food. Once you have filled this second tray with waste (again on a daily basis) then the first, lower tray will be ready for the vermicompost to be harvested. Once you’ve emptied the tray it moves to the top of the wormery – in this way your organic waste will constantly be recycled.
Ventilated collector tray with worm mound, tap and sump – the bottom tray of the wormery, it has a solid base and tap. Liquid drains through the upper trays to the collector tray where the drip free tap makes it simple for you to drain the compost ‘tea’ from the wormery as it is created (it can then be used as a nutrient rich liquid fertiliser that you can use, when diluted with water, to feed your plants). The ‘mound’ at the centre of this tray has been designed so that any worms that fall into this tray are able to climb back up.
Legs – sturdy legs lift the wormery off the ground helping to keep pests away and makes collecting the compost ‘tea’ from the tap easy.
125g Composting Worms – worms will be sent out with your wormery unless you specify you would like to receive a voucher. These worms are natures composters, with a veracious appetite they will quickly turn compostable waste into compost. These dendrobaena composting worms are self-regulating, the more food available the more they will breed.
850g Worm Farm and Compost Conditioner – developed to help neutralize acidity and balance pH levels so that your composting worms can digest larger quantities of waste faster. Made from a specially selected blend of natural minerals this conditioner helps soil bacteria preserve essential nutrients and increases the availability of nutrients for your plants. It also helps reduce odours and pest infestations.
Worm Blanket – this is used to cover the waste contents of the wormery and helps to create an a dark, moist, aerated environment that encourages the worms to work efficiently. Made from breathable, 100% natural fibre (bio-degradable jute fibre), the blanket is thicker than a hessian bag and will break down as your worms work within the wormery – you can expect the worm blanket to last for between 3-6 months before it will need replacing.
What To Add To The Wormery – only add sufficient waste that your worms will be able to eat – so don’t add more than a 2cm layer of waste / food into the wormery at a time. Chop up food scraps as small as possible – normal food scraps are fine but avoid large quantities of meat, citrus, onion and dairy foods. Sprinkler a handful of garden soil (or organic potting mix) on top of the foods scraps every time you add them to the wormery. You can also add tea leaves/bags and coffee grounds, vacuum cleaner dust and hair clippings, torn up newspapers, egg and milk or soaked pizza cartons and crushed egg shells. The greater the variety of material you use, the better the castings will be.
Composting Speed – we would expect it to take 3-6 months for the first tray to become full. Once it reached the top of the tray is the time to add the next tray into the stack. When the second tray has become full it is time to harvest the vermicompost from the first tray.
Recommended Location – your Can-O-Worms wormery can be used outdoors or indoors – it’s perfect for in a shed or a shaded location in your garden (put it somewhere that’s convenient for you but that avoids afternoon sun), on a balcony, in a utility room etc etc.
Supplied for simple self assembly.
Developed and designed in Australia.
Despatched Direct From The UK Stockists :
Please allow 3 -5 days for delivery.
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