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Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Prowl, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Prowl

    Prowl Guest

    What is the purpose of having a wormery?
  2. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

    Feb 5, 2012
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    They turn your vegetable waste into liquid fertilizer and compost by eating it and then pooping. but I found them very fussy, prone to cooking in hot weather, and not eating at all in cold weather. Now I use the bin to hold a vile-smelling comfrey-and-water brew that needs a lid to stop it being declared a health hazard, and a tap to draw it out (you really don't want to be splashed). It is great on the veggies.

    I think worms would be good if you could keep them at an even temperature, but I just couldn't manage it.
  3. patterdalelass

    patterdalelass PetForums Senior

    Dec 7, 2012
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    I have one but had the same problems as jonescat.
    As there is only two of us here and most of the food we dont eat goes to the dogs or our chickens we didnt have enough for the worms.
    Im thinking of turning it into a boshaki dog poo wormery but ill wait until spring if i do.
  4. Paddypaws

    Paddypaws PetForums VIP

    May 4, 2010
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    I loved the idea of a wormery....but again the reality did not quite live up to it!
    They don't like onions or citrus, which I seem to eat a lot of. Heavy rain flooded it once and drowned a lot of the worms, at other times I was plagued by fruit flies which I cannot bear.
    I gave mine away on Freecycle.:(
  5. Neelam

    Neelam PetForums Member

    Oct 24, 2013
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    Maybe this link can help you. I once found it as due to all the rabbit manure to be composted I found I could already open a fishing shop supplying earth worms... (and started research how to keep those worms happy composting)

    Red Worm Composting
  6. emzybabe

    emzybabe PetForums VIP

    Jun 30, 2009
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    My dad had a very successful worry I've used the juice well diluted as a feed on my veggies and it worked really well better than my comfrey tea.
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