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« on: February 11, 2008, 11:00 »
Thinking of investing in one - can anyone recommend a certain one to go for?

I've been looking on websites but there is so many!

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 11:17 »
Hi littleorchard,

Up until recently I was going to invest in a wormery, thats was until I saw the price of them :shock:  :shock:  :shock: I've been doing loads of googling and found a straight forward design which the OH is going to make for me. I see if I can find a link and post it on here :wink:

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 11:37 »
I can't find the link, so done a quick sketch of what we are going to make. Large plastic bin/bucket with secured lid. Put tap in at bottom, fill bottom 4inches with pea gravel, layer of very fine mesh over gravel, layer of newspaper over mesh, then put in bedding compound, worms etc. Secure lid tightly and make a few small air holes either in the lid of around top of rim. As the worms breakdown the waste, liquid will drain to the bottom of the tub, so turn on the tap and get your liquid fertiliser! Make sure you drain the liquid regularly else the worms will drown :(
Hope this helps :D


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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 13:18 »
If you do buy one from online, please take a look at what my sponsors have available (they support the site)

http://www.allotment-garden.org/greenhouse/Garden_Tools/garden-524.html

http://www.allotment-garden.org/garden-diary/15/worm-composting-wormery/

I understand they're quite easy to do for yourself though
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 16:53 »
We have a wormery - dont know where from or how much etc.
However - on a design point - it has stackable trays with holes all over the bottoms of them. you start by filling the bottom one then work your way up - the worms move upwards as they have finished with the bottom layer. Then you can take that bottom layer away as compost and put the tray back on the top to be filled. That way you know you are not throwing away your special worms when you use the compost. Im sure this would be easy to incorporate into a design - we've just been given stackable mushroom crates by next door neighbour that would do the job (we are planning on using hem as veg storing rack).

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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008, 18:29 »
so am i right in thinking that a wormery is just a way of collecting worm wee?

and will it help my carrot grow.

i genuinely want to know.

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008, 19:28 »
Quote from: "babe"
so am i right in thinking that a wormery is just a way of collecting worm wee?

and will it help my carrot grow.

i genuinely want to know.


Hello Babe .
A wormery is a type of composter for most of your kitchen waste and worm pee is a by product of this process. :wink:

Yes it will make your carrot grow.  Worm compost is full of vitamins and minerals that are easily absorbed by most plants and is a very valuable addition to their diet. :lol:

Look on your council composting web site .  Most councils have them now. Some councils offer huge discounts on composters and other methods of waste disposal. :wink:
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 15:19 »
Thanks all, i think i may go for a stackable variety. I probably won't make one though as were just moving and i have a lot to sort out with the new patch so i want to spend my time on that.

I've looked on the recycle now website and they have them for £66.00 for a 'can-o-worms' - this seems like quite a good price (Well sort of!!!)

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 20:18 »
I bought two different wormeries off e bay, both  are very good, however if you have any of the recycling bins from the council (I use mine for growing carrots) they alkl fit inside each other with a healthy gap between buy you tiger worms from a fishing tackle shop. Soak cardboard pieces in water for a few days then layer this in the bottom of the bin and gradually add home made compost. I hang mine in plastic bags for a few days first and this seems to make the worms happy. Have fun, Jan. :lol:  :tongue2:
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 00:41 »
If you google "worm bin plans" you'll get a few DIY ideas, complete with downloadable pdf files.
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 12:34 »
I've just ordered one from this link:

http://www.longacres.co.uk/epages/longacres.storefront/47c7f8f7002238d827450a022f0105eb/Product/View/WORMERY

My sister's got one and she says they're brilliant !!!

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« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 19:40 »
We have a Can-o-worms system from Wiggly Wigglers:

http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/

It was fairly easy to set up and seems to be working OK. It takes several months to build up the layers to start producing the compost, so it's still early days for us.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2008, 10:11 »
Well, I set up my wormery a couple of weeks ago according to the instructions and left it... :?  But when I looked inside this morning or the worms are around the top inside and not eating through any of their loverly left-overs  :?: Anyone any ideas?

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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2008, 12:48 »
Dont worry about that, that happened with mine as well, they are just exploring, they will soon get bored and stay in the bottom. it took a month or so for mine to stop wandering, and I still get the occasional one around the top



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