Why Make Your Own Wormery?
Making your own wormery is an excellent way of turning household and garden waste into a nutrient-rich compost. Different from conventional composting, wormeries are environments designed to house worms, assisting the composting process.
Making your own wormery is much easier than you might think. As with traditional composting, you can choose from a range of designs, shapes, sizes and materials – allowing you to completely tailor a wormery to your individual environment.
Wormeriers: The Basics
Worms thrive in warm moist conditions. When temperatures fall below five degrees Celsius or reaches above thirty degrees Celsius, worm productivity will also decline. Make sure you keep the wormery between these temperatures.
Wormeries should be kept in a sheltered area. This environment is neither too cold in the winter nor too warm in the summer.
Wormeries can produce odours if left unattended to. Choose the location of your wormery carefully. If stored in the home, the smells may not be welcome.
Composting worms thrive with a pH of 6.5-7.0. The environment should also be well-ventilated. Making sure that the area is free of acidity and an abundance of moisture is also important. These conditions restrict their air supply.
When handling wormery food products gloves must be worn. It’s additionally advisable that you wash your hands after handling. This ensures that the environment is kept hygienic.
Cultivating your own wormery can be very rewarding. If you haven’t tried it before and would like to learn more, feel free to contact us.
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