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.
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...]
The flies are attracted to food, in particular meat, and lay their eggs directly on the food waste.. [more info]
Unless you are in a heatwave which can cause real evaporation the usual reason for a worm bin failing to produce liquid ..[more info]
Worms in a wormery sometimes try to escape. If it’s just one or two adventurous worms, it’s best not to be concerned.. [more info]
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.
The great thing about a tray system wormery is that a: It's off the floor so very unlikely to be attacked by rodents and B: Worms compost waste as you add it so they really help to neutralise the odours. We have had no problems with rodents with Urbalive or other tray system worm composters.