The bins consist of 2-3 tiers/compartments. The top compartment is where the worms live and where you add the scraps. As the top compartment fills with worm castings the worm tea filters through to the bottom compartment where the tap is used to collect this liquid gold.
When ordering a bin with worms you will receive approximately 100 worms with your order.
How to set up your worm farm:
Place a liner (newspaper or cardboard) in the bottom of the top tray
Prepare worm bedding (either soak coconut coir and/or shredded newspaper in water until damp or use some well-aged compost) and add it on top of the liner.
Add the worms to the bedding
Place a blanket (hessian cloth, old blanket or even newspaper) over the worms
Allow a few days for the worms to get used to their new home
Feed the worms. Slowly increasing the amount of food.
What to feed your worms:
Raw and cooked fruit and vegetable scraps; crushed dried eggshells; coffee grounds and tea bags (paper bags not plastic); cooked grains, pasta, and rice in small amounts; newspaper and unprinted cardboard; egg cartons.
What NOT to feed your worms:
Citrus; Onion; Garlic; salty or oily food; meat or dairy products
Extra feeding tips:
It’s important not to overfeed your worms, especially in a small system like this.It helps to squash the food down a bit into the bin to make it easier for your worms to get to. Keep an eye on how fast they are getting through their food and don’t add food if you already have a lot of food in the worm bin that looks untouched. There are many helpful troubleshooting guides on the internet to help you look after your new pets.
Dimensions: 60cm L x 40cm W x 75cm H (45 litres)