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ABOUT VERMICULTURE, WORM FARMING AND
Q: Why should we
recycle Organic Waste?
Q: What is Vermi Composting?
Q: Where can I get a Worm Bin?
Q: Can I use my Worm Bin Indoors or Outdoors?
Q: What kind of worms do I need?
Q: Where can I purchase Red Worms?
Q: How many worms will I need?
Q: How do I prepare the bin for the worms?
Q: What do I feed the worms?
Q: Will the Worm bin produce bad odors?
Q: How moist has the contents of the bin to
Q: How do I harvest the Worm castings and the
Q: What if the worms try to escape?
Q: What if the Bin starts to smell bad?
Q: What if the Bin attracts Flies and Fruit
Q: Why should we recycle
In a society that produces more and more waste, and
that contaminates the Earth, through the use of
fertilizers which are largely chemically based and
destroys the Earths protecting Ozone Layer, through
the production of harmful Greenhouse gases, produced
on Landfills with millions of tons of compressed and
rotting organic waste products, there is a need to
actively help to reverse or at least reduce the load
the Earth and the environment have to take. This
development has successfully been implemented in
Western Europe, Australia and the US and is slowly
getting introduced into South Africa. One of the
best ways to reduce pollution of our Drinking water
and to reduce the production of harmful Greenhouse
Gases is to recycle organic waste products with the
help of Earth worms!
This process is called
Vermiculture or Vermicomposting!
Q: What is Vermi
Vermicomposting is the recycling of Organic Waste
Products with the help of a special kind of Worms.
These worms can eat half their weight a day and can
turn organic waste into natural, hygienic and
odorless castings which can be used to fertilize and
recondition the soil. The Vermicompost never needs
to be turned, never fills up and provides a constant
supply of nutrient rich vermicast for your garden.
Vermiculture usually happens in Worm bins, which
are designed to suit the needs of the Compost worms.
Q: Where can I get a Worm
You can either build a Worm bin yourself or buy one
of the excellent Worm Bins from our Range at
Q: Can I use my Worm Bin
Indoors or Outdoors?
You can place your Worm Bin indoors as well as
outdoors. The process is odorless and the worm bin
doesn't take up lots of space. It can be placed
underneath a kitchen sink, in a small corner in the
garage or anywhere in your back yard, your balcony
or garden. So you can compost even if you don't have
a lot of space. "Protect your worms from extreme
temperatures. Red Worms can handle anything from "5
to 30 degrees Celsius" but prefer the temperatures
to be moderate.
Q: What kind of worms do I
The best worms for the recycling of organic waste
are Red worms ( Eisenia Fetida), they thrive in a
organically rich environment are hardy creatures and
can eat half their body weight per day in captivity.
Q: Where can I purchase Red
You can order them right here on our Website,
purchase worms from our outlets in Cape Town or
receive them for free when you purchase one of our
Q: How many worms will I
It depends on the amount of organic waste you want
to recycle. 1 kg of worms (app 4000) will be able to
eat 1 pound of organic waste per day. The worms are
prolific breeders and will multiply quickly. So even
if you start with a small population you will be
able to increase your recycling amounts in no time.
Q: How do I prepare the bin
for the worms?
You should prepare some soaked and shredded
newspapers, paper towels or peat moss for the worms.
Add a few handfuls of sand or topsoil to the bedding
and fill the bottom of the bin with app. 8cm of the
bedding. Add your worms to the bin. The worms will
crawl down into the bedding. Now you can add a thin
layer (5cm) of food on top of the bedding and cover
it with a wet piece of Hessian Cloth or a soaked
newspaper and close the bin with the lid. The worms
will start eating the food. Check the bin once a
week. Once the food is consumed slowly increase the
feeding as the worms multiply.
Q: What do I feed the
Red Worms spend most of their time eating. They love
to eat nearly anything that has ever been alive and
is now dead, lots of things we wouldn't even like to
touch. They enjoy potato peelings, carrots, lettuce,
cabbage, celery, apple peelings, banana peels,
cornmeal, oatmeal, crushed eggshells, coffee grounds
with the filter, tea bags. Tea leaves, rotten and
mouldy Veggies, fruits, old bread, leftover meals,
pet droppings, newspaper, cardboard boxes, dog hair,
grass clippings, sugar, ... etc.
Chopping these foods up will make
it easier for the worms to eat, but is not
essential. You might want to keep a plastic
container in your refrigerator to hold food scraps
so they will be nice and fresh for them. Don't let
them rot and become smelly but if they are the Worms
will still eat them. (Worms dislike, hot spices,
Vinegar, Citrus Fruits or their peelings, Oils,
Dairy Products and Meat! If you want to feed them
any of these, only do so in very small quantities )
Q: Will the Worm bin
produce bad odours?
A correctly managed worm bin will produce no bad
odors. The contents will smell like fresh Forest
Q: How moist has the
contents of the bin to be?
The Worms are breathing through their skin and need
the contents of the bin to be moist at all times.
The ideal moisture level is between 80 and 90%. Take
a handful of bedding and squeeze it. 1 or 2 drops of
liquid dripping down will be perfect a little more
or less will still be ok.
Q: How do I harvest the
Worm castings and the Worm Tea?
It depends on the type of Worm Bin you use. If you
use a Single bin you will be able to start
harvesting Worm castings as early as 4 month after
you started the bin. Place an empty bucket next to
your worm bin, remove the top 15 cm of food and
bedding containing most of your worms from the bin
and deposit into your bucket. Now you can remove the
Worm Castings from your bin, place fresh bedding as
described above and add the contents of your bucket
to the bin.
If you want an easier way than
purchase one of our Tower Systems. The basic Towers
consist of 3 Bins. 2 Working bins and one for the
collection of the Worm Tea / liquid Castings. All
Towers can be upgraded with additional Working Bins.
Start up the bin that is in the middle of the system
as described above. Continue to feed your worms and
slowly build up the volume inside the bin. Once the
bin is full, you start placing food in the bin above
and the worms will follow the food supply upwards.
When your top Bin is half full nearly all your worms
will have left the middle bin and will be living in
the top bin. Now you can empty the pure Worm
castings of your middle bin and place the empty bin
on top of your tower system. This way you constantly
rotate the top 2 working bins of your Tower. You
will never have to remove the worms or food.
All Worm bins in our range have a
tap at the bottom that will enable you to harvest
Worm Tea ( Liquid Worm Castings) as early as 2 weeks
after you started your Bin.
Q: What if the worms try to
If the contents of the bin is to wet, drain the Bin
and add dry bedding. If the contents of the bin is
to dry, ( ants in the bin are a sure sign), add some
moisture to the bedding.
Q: What if the Bin starts
to smell bad?
If the Bin doesn't get enough air, take off the lid
for some time and aerate the Bin. If the Bin is to
wet, drain the Bin and add dry bedding. If the bin
contains to much food, aerate the bin regularly and
stop feeding for 2 to 3 weeks.
Q: What if the Bin attracts
Flies and Fruit Flies?
Bury the food in the Bedding or cover the Surface of
the Bin with a wet Newspaper or a piece of wet
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