|Wood Topped Wormery|
Landfill saving and waste compacting: the process reduces waste volume by up to 60%, compacting it, giving it higher nutrient intensity and improved water holding capacity.
Fun and educational for all, especially the kids.
Experiments on tomato crops have shown that adding vermicompost will increase production by up to 33%.
The process produces no toxic by-products or waste.
Compost can be ready in 1 month, whereas normally it might take 6 months, and requires no curing, as traditional compost does, as there are already high levels of microbiological activity.
Worms develop and maintain a culture of effective aerobic bacteria by culling pathogens (e.g E.coli, Faecal Coliforms and Salmonella), fungi and anaerobic bacteria. They also ensure the organic mass is well aerated which assists the nutrient uptake of plant roots.
Why Worm Compost (Vermicompost) is so good for plants
The organic matter undergoes chemical changes in the process of being digested by the worm, making the nutrients more readily accessible to plant roots.
The worm castings act like a buffer for plants where soil acidity levels are too high or low making previously inaccessible soil nutrients available again to the plant. The castings are much higher in bacteria, organic material and available nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium than soil itself. Vermicompost is biologically active and will continue to condition soils for up to 4 years.
What to put and what not to put in your wormery:
Veg waste (eg pototo peeling)
Fruit (e.g apple cores)
Paper & cardboard
Tea leafs / coffee grounds
Plastic, Metal, Glass