Our Facebook page & on YouTube some video’s on how to set up a wormery. We decided to start one from the beginning, so that along with the manual we send out, you can see how things work. There are going to be regular updates of pics & vids so you can see exactly how they work 🙂
As mentioned in all our correspondence, if you have a question, then please do not hesitate in contacting us, so we can help. Generally, we advise via email, as we are out of the office a lot so cannot always answer the phone.
New wormery in situ ready for set up
Fine mesh now put on top of the grill
Your soaked coir. You need to soak this in rain water for at least 5 hours. I find it better to leave over night & then it’s perfect when you come to set up. Wringing it out can be a pain, so I do not dampen my newspaper, I let the newspaper soak up the extra moisture & then leave the wormery a few days to settle & dry out a little so not too wet, for the worms.
Tip over the newspaper roughly half of the soaked coir
Add a few shovels of earth from your garden. When first setting up your wormery it is a sterile environment & the soil from your garden will assist with adding naturally forming bacteria & microbes. Which all help with the health of your wormery.
Now we have added some loo roll inserts & a banana skin. The banana will break down quite quickly so that it will be ready to be consumed soon. The loo roll inserts are a worm favourite. A great place for worm romance & breeding & latterly when fully broken down for food.
Scatter a 1/3 of the bag of worm feed over the coir – we are making some layers, in readiness for the worms
now we cover everything with shredded newspaper. Worms love cardboard & newspaper. It breaks down quickly so a great feed source & they love breeding in it as well :)
Now empty the last of the soaked coir over the shredded newspaper. Your wormery is now set up & ready for your worms. Do make sure that before adding your worms the bedding is not too wet or dry. Worms like dark & damp :)