I bought my first wormery last summer and it is fascinating! OK - it doesn’t take a lot to amuse me these day’s ha ha! But seriously it is fab, the main part of my diet for many years now has been Juice, so I have a lot of waste that I need to do something with – it tends to be shared between my neighbours chickens, my compost and my worms – bless!
Many raw foodies use their pulp from juicing for adding to other recipes, and sometimes I will make breads from mine, but my juices are mainly green and the pulp flavor in my experience is not very nice, even with spices added .. nah – I don’t like it!
So – how perfect to give it back to the earth and feed your own organic veg garden or plants with the ideal compost …clever little worms. Isn’t nature wonderful?
I love my garden and I love growing my own veggies, nothing is more satisfying than wandering around my garden and gathering my own produce for my morning juice, so with that comes all the prep for your organic compost among many other things – getting back to nature – I love it
I also love this article from - http://www.wormery.co.uk
I am not promoting these people in any way – other than word of mouth – I just found this article good information and wanted to share with you.
10 Reasons To Own A Wormery;
1. It turns your ordinary kitchen waste into rich organic compost and just keeps on doing it day after week after month after year.
About a third of your household waste is likely to be kitchen generated organic matter. Recycling it at the home saves or reduces increases in your council tax by saving some the of the huge costs of domestic waste collection transport and disposal.
2. Simply by recycling organic kitchen waste in a Wormery, you are stopping it going to landfill sites where it could contribute to environmental damage by producing methane (which is a greenhouse gas and contributes to global warming) and nitrogen rich and contaminated leachate (which pollutes rivers and streams).
3. About two thirds of the typical food waste fed to a wormery (particularly if this is plenty of raw fruit and vegetable waste) comes out of the tap in the wormery as a ‘ready- made’ and ‘free’ nutrient rich organic liquid feed.
4. Can be used indoors or outside and even if you have a tiny garden you are doing your bit to recycle waste and can feed your window box and pot plants!
5. Saves you £££s on proprietary purchased composts and the struggle home from the Garden Centre with sacks and bales.
6. It’s clean, simple and in normal operation odour free.
7. Our range of size and type of wormeries caters for your needs and can be flexible and added to as required.
8. Your wormery can grow with your needs.
9. You win Competitions! Sounds odd but we have over 25 unsolicited testimonials from delighted customers attributing their flower or vegetable show success to the compost and liquid from their Wormery!
10. We will do our bit for the planet and the future by planting at least one tree for every Wormery we sell.
Top 10 Wormery Tips!
Top tips for great Wormery success;
1) Feed a little and often. If in doubt under feed rather than over feed.
2) Drain off the liquid periodically to avoid water-logging and if it appears wet mix in dry shredded newspaper and/or cardboard.
3) A balanced diet is best.
4) Easy on the highly acidic foods:- onions, garlic, citrus fruits and very spicy foods.
5) Read and occasionally re read the product instructions. We all like to get things sorted quickly and sometimes think we know a tad more than maybe we do, but our product instructions are in all modesty, well written, informative and cover 99% of all key queries you are likely to have on your Wormery.
6) Lift the lid and take a nosey from time to time. Have a little dig or poke about to check all is well. Any problems refer to 5) above!
7) If you don’t like flies avoid storing the kitchen waste too long before adding to the Wormery and don’t leave the Wormery lid open more than is essential.
8) Look after your worms and they will look after you – well they’ll make excellent compost and liquid feed for you at least!
9) Bury meat waste to minimise the risk of flies invading.
10) Remember to dilute the liquid feed with 10 parts water prior to use. It’s excellent stuff, but it is concentrated!
Make Your Own Wormery!
Of course you can make your own wormery, I have a home made one, I made it before I bought one to experiment and its good, it is great to try and see how you get before investing in one off these.
My plants are definitely grateful for the wormery!
Here is a video showing us how to make our own, unfortunately the site he tells us to go to seems to have vanished – perhaps the worms ate it
How To Make A DIY Wormery - http://www.wormery.co.uk/how-to-make-wormery.htm
Have a go, I would love to hear how you get on.
Be Healthy ~ Be Your Best
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