Can I put dog poo in my wormery?

Unfortunately, no. Dog Poo contains Pathogens

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My worms are not moving up into the next tray - Help.

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...]

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...]

Are your wormeries rodent proof?

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.

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 can I use the Bokashi Juice for?

Bokashi juice contains nutrients from the food waste and is packed with micro-organisms so it makes a great free fertiliser! [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.

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...]

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Why isn’t my wormery producing any liquid?

Unless you are in a heatwave which can cause real evaporation the usual reason for a worm bin failing to produce liquid ..[more info]

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