You will soon see if your worm composter is too wet – it looks visibly sodden.
Our composting worms are mixture of species (mainly reds and dendras) selected for their composting ability.
You can do - they will definitely help work through the material.
Many worms like to remain in the lower trays of stacking tray systems. In fact they are unaware of the tray system really as there are holes in each tray so it's fair to say it is not an exact science. [more...]
Sometimes some of your worms migrate to the sump which is mostly more distressing for you than them to be honest.
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.
Your wormery composter is particularly suitable for peelings and leftovers of fruit and vegetables, such as potato peels, apple cores, green tops of vegetables, etc.
Do not put intensely spicy foods into your worm composter, such as ginger or an excessive amount of citruses, as well as milk products, meat products, bones, oils, lard and other fats.