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How does the wormery work?
At the top of the stack a close fitting lid keeps the weather and pests out. When in place, this hinges up to make adding waste easy. A Moisture Mat helps keep your worms insulated and moist.
How it all stacks up
Once fully established, the top tray is where you add the waste—just lift the lid and pile it in. Hungry worms will congregate here and set to work in the fresh waste. It is the action of being processed by worms that so speeds up the composting process.
Worms can eat up to half their body weight every day. The middle tray contains well worked waste. The worms are nearly finished here and have mostly worked their way up into the fresh waste in the top tray. This tray will soon be ready for harvesting but, for now, leave it to complete the composting process. When you remove the current bottom tray to harvest its finished compost this will replace it.
The bottom tray is fully worked and the waste here has been fully composted. With nothing left for them to feed on, nearly all the worms have left for the upper trays. This tray is, therefore, ready for harvesting. Simply remove the tray and empty out the rich, dark compost. This is the secret advantage of tray based systems: the worms have already separated themselves from the compost, so you don’t need to!
When you have emptied it the empty bottom tray can be placed back on top of the stack as a new top tray ready to start receiving the next lot of waste. The original top tray becomes the new middle tray and the old middle tray becomes the new bottom tray. It’s recycling in action!
The raised base contains a sump into which liquid plant feed drains from the system. Simply open the tap to collect it!
Dimensions: Height 750mm, Width 560mm, Depth 385mm.