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Vermicomposting: Vermiculture with the Can-of-Worms Wormery

 

 


The Can-Of-Worms Wormery. 

 

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Technically it’s No1. Designed specifically to be clean and appropriate for urban life, a truly superior wormery. A stacking tray system with multiple perforated nesting trays that sit above a liquid collection tray. In a nut shell an urban worm farm designed to minimize hand sorting of final compost from worms and decomposing organic matter. Unlike a conventional wormery the four storey tray structure keeps worm free compost, waste and liquid compost tea separate. It’s innovative layered structure lets you see at a glance how the worms are doing and harvest your worm casts more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Worms are fed in one tray until it is full, then the worms climb constantly upwards self- sorting while searching for organic waste and leaving behind fully worked worm casts. As each bottom tray becomes full, harvest it and put the empty tray back on the top of the tower, Simple!

Vermiculture Worm Castings. Worm castings from vermiculture "Vermicompost" is far more valuable than conventional compost in that the worms convert nitrogen and other elements into a form more usable by plant. The worm castings have a coating around the grains which allows the nutrients to slowly release back into the soil. This product is sometimes referred to, by gardeners, as "Black Gold" and for good reason.

That Liquid Compost Tea Again. Liquid in the form of nutritious compost tea runs though the system to be collected in the lower tray. Fluted walls direct liquid towards a drain tap, this enables easy access to natures best “plant food”  the compost tea. The unit is conveniently raised on legs providing plenty of ground clearance for ease of liquid collection.( Dilute 10-1 with water and try this on your house plants, you will be amazed ! )

What Can You Achieve With The Can-Of-Worms Wormery. Satisfaction that's what you can achieve. Every Can-of-Worms is made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic. So, due to the manner of its construction, to use this product promotes and increases the market for recycled post consumer plastics. Worm-assisted composting in this system is a wholly self-sustaining natural process. With use, your worm system will grow in strength, size and capacity, removing more and more organic waste from your household bins and subsequent landfill. Outside the back door, in the garden, on the patio, in the garage, on the balcony or even inside in the kitchen, the Can-of-worms is a versatile self-contained freestanding unit that can be placed anywhere. Its the most environmentally sound method for handling some regular urban wastes, from the norm of kitchen scraps, vegetable peelings to tea leaves and tea bags, coffee grounds and stale bread, to the dreadful pet hairs and that horrible vacuum dust, in fact most things that were once alive ( organic ) can be consumed. The children will love the learning experience of keeping and feeding these educational pets and participating in recycling. If you’re a fisherman, how about never having to dig for worms again as you harvest your own worm stock, saving time and money.


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Worms. Well Charles Darwin remarked in his book " Can man improve on nature?" I think not " The formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms " “It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as have these lowly organized creatures".

The worms most often used for Vermicomposting are Eugenia Footed and Lumbricus Rubellus, commonly known as red or tiger worms These types of worms work best because they reproduce quickly ( being hermaphroditic each worm will produce an egg capsule containing over 12 young, every 14-21 days ) and can consume large amounts of organic material ( haft their own body weight per day ) breaking the material down into a nutrient-rich compost.
Once eaten, the food is moistened with saliva and pushed to the worm’s stomach and gizzard, where muscles and tiny particles of stone are used to grind the material. Following moves into the intestine, digestive juices continue the breakdown process, the digested material is expelled as worm castings.
 

The Can-of-Worms specification .

AUSTRALIA DESIGNED MESS AND ODOUR FREE, BUG AND VERMIN PROOF CONCEPT.

CONSTRUCTED AND SUPPLIED IN 100% BLACK POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED PLASTIC, ATTRACTS AND RETAINS RADIANT HEAT.

ONLY 50cm IN CIRCUMFERENCE AND 76cm IN HEIGHT, THIS IS TRULY A COMPACT WASTE DISPOSAL UNIT.

EASY TO ASSEMBLE, BASE TRAY, WORM TRAYS, LID,5 LEGS AND TAP, COMES COMPLETE WORM BEDDING, CARDBOARD WASTE COVER AND INSTRUCTIONS.

UNIQUE PERFORATED TRAY ENABLES WORMS TO MIGRATE TO NEW WASTE TRAYS, SEPARATING COMPOST FROM WORMS AND NEW ORGANIC WASTE.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY 15000 WORMS CONVERTING 2.5Kgs OF ORGANIC WASTE PER DAY.  

RAISED TRAYS MAKING THE HARVESTING OF WORM CASTINGS EASY AND THE COLLECTION OF COMPOST TEA AS SIMPLE AS TURNING A TAP.

SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE.

5 YEARS MANUFACTURES GUARANTEE.

 

Our Can-of-Worms Composting Tips.

  • Locate your Can-of-worms as close to the source of your kitchen organic waste as possible.
  • Avoid adding extra trays too early.
  • Add a small pile of shredded newspaper to serve as a "bridge" for worms to leave the Vermicompost and move upward towards the next tray of waste.
  • Cover the organic waste added with moistened shredded paper or low grade cardboard this well create the right environment and as its consumed balance the compost with high-carbon material. 
  • We supply a garden grade permeable membrane to be fitted to the bottom tray, separating worms from collected liquor. This will prevent your worms from a premature drowning in the liquor collection tray.
  • Drain off and use the compost tea as often as possible.
  • Worms work best in dark, moist conditions. Ensure you have a good moisture matt covering the top layer of food. This simulates the worms natural environment encouraging them to move up out of the finished compost.
  • Feed your worms steadily allowing them to expand their numbers to match your disposal needs, do not over feed them from day one, get to know what they like to eat.


 

 

 

The Kitchen Wormery

If the excellent Can-of-Worms looks a bit fussy for you, try our Kitchen Wormery. A small compact wormery great for low occupancy households, ideal for balconies and kitchens. The perfect simple kitchen unit. 

  


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