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Getting Started

The Worming worm bin (H44xL40xB30), is made up of 4 stackable recycled trays. 


The Base Tray  has a Worming sticker on it, has no holes and always remains on the bottom, as a support and to catch any possible liquids which might fall.

Feeding Tray #1 is placed on top of the Base Tray and will serve as the first feeding tray. 

Here we lay down a layer of dry newspaper, a layer of wet (like a wrung out sponge) shredded newspaper (bedding), kitchen scraps (frozen and then thawed to be assimilated quicker, but raw works too!), a small amount of ready-made worm compost (to make the worms feel at home, optional), and a little soil (grit to aid digestion in the worms' gizzards). Ground egg shells also work as grit and add calcium). Cover with dry shredded newspaper. 


Feeding Tray #2 the next empty tray should be filled only when Feeding Tray#1 is full of dark rich compost. Place ontop of the full tray.Add bedding (soaked, wrung out and shredded toilet rolls and egg cartons, or dry leaves etc. work well too)and a small amount of food and a little soil. Place dry shredded newspaper ontop. Wait for the worms to crawl up to the new source of food (this can take up to a few weeks). Make sure they've finished what they started with before adding new food. 

Feeding Tray #3 can be prepared in the same way as Feeding Tray #2. Only empty the compost from the 1st Feeding tray when all the worms have migrated upwards. They may take their time, but the results will be well worth it!

Composting with worms can easily be incorporated into daily life. Whilst cooking for example, the unused vegetable scraps can be set aside, 

chopped up and put in a container for the worms to enjoy later...

Watch the balance between wet and dry items in the bin. Adjust accordingly.


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