My worm bin has fruit flies - what should I do?

Composting is indeed a complete ecosystem but flies don’t need to be tolerated. [more...]

My wormery is too wet - what can I do to help this?

Cardboard is great for your worm composter (as is a sprinkling of lime mix) A ratio of 25-30% volume of shredded cardboard or equivalent will ensure the compost doesn't get too wet and there is air circulating. Avoid the really shiny boxes like soap powder and go for newsprint, egg boxes etc.

What pH level should my wormery be at?

Worms thrive at a pH of 6-8. Most kitchen waste is slightly acidic so do not overfeed with acidic wastes [more info]

What shouldn't I feed to my worms?

Avoid grass clippings (as they heat up), glossy printed paper and cardboard (lots of chemicals) Non Biodegradables (of course), Dog and Cat droppings (can carry human pathogens) and raw meat. [more info]

Why have I got Fruit Flies in my Subpod?

Fruit flies can enter Subpod when you are adding your food waste. They can also get into the system before your food scraps are added to Subpod if there’s a loose lid.

What do I do about waste shrinkage in the lower trays of the wormery?

It is important to maintain the level of waste in the lower trays of the wormery as the waste is reducing.

My worms are eating the moisture mat, is this okay?

Your moisture mat is just there to encourage your worms to work in the surface of the waste and as it is biodegradable the worms will eventually eat it.

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