eat local, grow local
I haven't got a wormery Viv but friends have recommended looking at the kits from Original Organics - they should be good, they invented the idea of a wormery! Hope this helps - Richard
PS Did you get my reply about your radio show? R
I made mine with old tyres
From the bottom up:
bricks to steady it and keep it high enough to put a bowl to catch liquid underneath
layer of plastic sheet to catch the liquid
hard mesh (an old grill thing will do as long as it covers the tyres)
one tyre lined inside with that black porus sheet stuff
2 more tyres on top of the 1st one keeping the sheet in place
an old dustbin lid on top of the tyres
I really need to get mine up and running again
the place up Olivers Battery where I used to get my worms has gone
so I need to find a new source.
I was a bad mummy and let my babies die :O
I never used the red worms suggested by most
but still used to get loads of liquid.
I used to put veg peelings (not onions or citrus)
and every now and then a few sheets of newspaper.
there are thoughts on this with the toxic print they use these days.
the liquid will just seep out so you need to keep the bowl there all the time.
I have a poster i did for my graphic design about 10 years ago
if I can find it I will attach it for you to see
Hi, Viv. I'm Mary Harrison from Hyde (near Fordingbridge) District Climate Change Forum http://hdccf.blissford.net I've been using a wormery for a couple of years from http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/shop/category.html?activecategory_i...
Our neighbour had theirs before us and she saw the one she gave us at Somerley tip! so all she bought for us was the starter stuff. We really like it and give them a tiny portion of most of the things we otherwise compost plus more besides, but for us with a large garden we still also need very much more compost. The instruction booklet is very helpful. Hope this helps - Mary 01425 656680
Hi saw this post so I thought I'd pop along and introduce myself.
I don't want to be accused of spamming - but two other companies are mentioned, and as this is a local forum, I thought I should say hello
My name is Ronnie and I run a company called Wormcity
We have made our own wormery (called the wormcity wormery !) which is manufactured in Dorset (literally 5 miles from our home town of Ringwood)
We have been selling wormeries for over 6 years, In 2008 we wanted to expand our range, however we didn't want to import our wormeries from abroad (the two companies mentioned import from China and Australia) so we made our own.
Our Wormcity wormery is made from recycled plastic and have a UV filter in them so they won't go brittle in the sun, they are also a lot bigger than other stacking systems.
They are available in different sizes and contain everything needed to start up and run a successful wormery (including the worms)
We believe that it is the best wormery for looks, size and functionality available anywhere
Unfortunatly we are mail order only, so you can't actually view them in garden centres - but hope to have some in local outlets soon. (hint !)
We have loads of information about wormeries and worms on our website, but please drop me a line if you want to know anything specific and I will do my best to answer it.
Bye for now
Ronnie (from Ringwood)
many thanks for the info Ani