What food should I add to my wormery and when?

The main thing to ensure your worms work well for you is to feed them regularly with kitchen scraps. Usually adding waste every couple of days is the most efficient way of ensuring they are working. They don’t like a glut of waste, and underfeeding means you won’t get them working to their optimum level.

How does DE Powder (Diatomaceous Earth) work?

It works by absorption of oils, waxes and lipids on the coat of insects, to which it is applied, whereby they lose water and of dehydration. [more...]

What’s the difference between worm leachate and worm tea?

We often refer to the liquid that you get out of your worm composter as worm tea but technically it’s leachate – the run off from making your worm casts. [more...]

How to know if my wormery is too wet

You will soon see if your worm composter is too wet – it looks visibly sodden.

When should I add the next tray to my Wormery?

Assuming you are adding your food scraps every couple of days as you lift the moisture mat you will see the worms working just below the surface.

How many Subpods do I need?

The average family generates 7kg (15lbs) of food waste a week, just for reference.

Does Subpod attract pests and rodents?

No it shouldn’t. Subpod’s built-in ventilation panels have small holes that keep out bugs, pests and rodents, whilst allowing air to flow in. Just make sure the ‘worm holes’ in the sides of the Subpod are covered with soil so nothing can sneak in.

Can we leave the Subpod if we go away on holidays?

To keep the worms happy while you’re away, buy a pumpkin (or use one that is starting to rot), cut it in half and lay the open sides face down on the top of the bedding of the Subpod.

Which worms are best for composting?

Our composting worms are mixture of species (mainly reds and dendras) selected for their composting ability.

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Our composting worms are mixture of species (mainly reds and dendras) selected for their composting ability

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