DIY Wormery

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Re: DIY Wormery

Post: # 244218Post noplasticbags »

And me!!

I couldn't think of a use for my broken water butt, and was holding onto it - AND I wanted a wormery but couldn't afford one - my composting has been a failure so I'm hoping this is better (any how it's against my principles to let a creature die unnecessarily so I'll have to care for my worms.

Am a bit squeamish about collecting a kilo of worms and transporting them though :toothy4:

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Post: # 244270Post Bristolbelle »

I know what you mean. When I collected them the shop owner didnt have a spare plastic bag, and I forgot mine. So In the end I carried them home in my handbag. It was the only way of getting them back in the dark. Sorry forgot to say they were in a plastic take away box as well. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: DIY Wormery

Post: # 248027Post seasidegirl »

Hello all,

Returning from long gap spent bookwriting.

Useful thread. I've been composting so far but decided to go for a wormery as well to get the liquid fertiliser. I've got an old waterbutt with a tap near the bottom. Also have some gravel for the bottom and thick plastic to keep the compost away from the tap.

Only thing I'm wondering is how to get the compost out that the worms have made. I'm guessing you have to tip the whole thing over and then pick out the worms and put them back? How often would you have to do this?

Thanks for any advice.

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I am going to have a go at this I think.
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Re: DIY Wormery

Post: # 248051Post Pumpkin&Piglet »

Can't I just put worms in my compost bin?

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Post: # 248055Post Green Aura »

If your compost bins are on open ground, rather than on hard-standing, it will most likely already have worms in it!
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Post: # 248062Post Pumpkin&Piglet »

No, I have a plastic compost bin with many many holes in, standing on two bricks so i t can drain if needed, in my concrete yard.

We don't have a proper garden :(

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Post: # 248065Post Green Aura »

In that case you could chuck a batch of brandling worms in (from an angling shop). You'll need to keep them warm in winter though - I'm afraid mine didn't survive in a plastic worm bin.
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Post: # 248069Post Pumpkin&Piglet »

Hmmm, think I'll get a separate wormery that I'll try and do properly!

I don't think it will be very big though, I'll insulate it so they don't get too cold through the winter. Any ideas what with anyone?

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Have you got a spare room?
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Re: DIY Wormery

Post: # 248097Post Pumpkin&Piglet »

No :(

Even my cupboard under the stairs is full (of demijohns bottles and jam jars/chutneys!)

I've just got 2 bokashi bins - very exciting :iconbiggrin: - and we're not sure where we're gonna put them

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Re: DIY Wormery

Post: # 248541Post countrybumkin »

Hello All,

Been wanting to start a wormery myself for ages and would just like to thank you all for all the ideas looks like i've got a new project for the weekend :thumbright:
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Re: DIY Wormery

Post: # 248552Post Pumpkin&Piglet »

Oh do share it - I need all the tips and motivation I can get. Still not even started mine!

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