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OT Wormery

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by frog, 13 Jul 2007.

  1. frog

    frog Guest

    Anybody got a wormery running? We're looking at the Worm City ones, just wondered if there were any better value about and are they worth the effort if you already have compost heaps?

    Thanks in advance :?:
     
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    Thanks for reminding me. Check if your local council are doing them. High Peak BC are doing them at a reduced price at the mo.
     
  3. nickwill

    nickwill New Member

    Location:
    Kendal
    We've got one from 'Wiggly Wigglers' and it was working really well till our Border Terrier 'Gonzo' decided to chew the liquid waste tap off :?:. The result was one broken wormery and an extremely smelly dog.
    I can highly recommend the wormery though.
    The dog is slightly less popular at present. :?:
     
  4. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Just got one, about four weeks ago. That means I've got a heap at home, a wormery, two heaps on the allotment alongside a manure pile. Experimented with a snailery, found that idea in a Bob Flowerdew book, but it was crap. Going to do bokashi composting this summer too, see how that works out.

    Anyhoo, seems okay so far. Worth the effort? Well, its not really an effort, so yes. Is it worth the effort if you've got a compost heap? I'd say so, for producing liquid feed and something better for potting. A small domestic heap produces excellent soil conditioner compost, but its very hard to get the heap hot enough to kill off seeds and pests.

    Some other discussions I've learned from on this subject:
    http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=22853
    http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=4053
    http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=6229