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A Buying Guide for Our Wormeries

Our Wormeries

  Great for kids Great for flats New Bestseller Bestseller Bestseller For dog & cat waste For dog & cat waste
Inventors of the wormery - since 1980's Junior Wormery Midi Wormery Stainless Steel Wormery Original Wormery 3 Tray Tiger Wormery 4 Tray Tiger Wormery 3 Tray Pet Poo Wormery 4 Tray Pet Poo Wormery

Junior Wormery

Midi Wormery

Stainless Steel Indoor Wormery

Original Wormery

Multi Tray Tiger Wormery



Price £40 £49.99 £109.99 £64.99 £59.99 £70 £71.99 £82
Dimensions Diameter: 35cm
Height: 36cm
Diameter: 36cm
Height: 43cm
Diameter: 34cm
Height: 43cm

Height: 77cm

Width: 61cm
Depth: 44cm

Height: 53-74cm*
Width: 42cm
Depth: 42cm

*Height expands as compost builds

Height: 56-87cm*
Width: 42cm
Depth: 42cm

*Height expands as compost builds

Height: 53-74cm*
Width: 42cm
Depth: 42cm

*Height expands as compost builds

Height: 56-87cm*
Width: 42cm
Depth: 42cm

*Height expands as compost builds

Capacity 18 Litres 27 Litres 30 Litres 100 Litres 46.5 Litres 62 Litres  46.5 Litres 62 Litres
Suitable for 1 Person 1-2 People 2-3 People Family Family Family 1 Large or
3 Medium Dogs
 2 Large or
4-5 Medium Dogs
Colours Silver Silver Stainless Steel Silver Black
Green
Terracotta
Red
Purple
Blue
Black
Green
Terracotta
Red
Purple
Blue
Black
Green
Terracotta
Red
Purple
Blue
Black
Green
Terracotta
Red
Purple
Blue
Everything you need is included when you buy a Wormery
Tiger Worms, Lime Mix, Coir Block for Wormery Bedding & Instructions
Tiger Worms
or
Worm Voucher
Yes
250g
Yes
250g
Yes
250g
Yes
250g
Yes
250g
Yes
250g
Yes
250g
Yes
250g
Lime Mix Yes
1.5kg
Yes
1.5kg
Yes
1.5kg
Yes
1.5kg
Yes
1.5kg
Yes
1.5kg
Yes
1.5kg
Yes
1.5kg
Coir Block for Wormery Bedding Yes
650g
Yes
650g
Yes
650g
Yes
650g
Yes
650g
Yes
650g
Yes
650g
Yes
650g
Aeration Brass Vent Brass Vent Brass Vent Brass Vents Airflow Lid Airflow Lid Airflow Lid Airflow Lid
Drainage Drainage Platform Drainage Platform Stainless Steel Tray Platform Patented Drainage System Multi-Tray Drainage and Sloped Sump Tray Multi-Tray Drainage and Sloped Sump Tray Multi-Tray Drainage and Sloped Sump Tray Multi-Tray Drainage and Sloped Sump Tray
Ease of Harvesting Liquid Feed 5 Star 5 Star 5 Star 5 Star 5 Star 5 Star 5 Star 5 Star
Ease of Harvesting Compost 4 Star 4 Star 4 Star 4 Star 5 Star 5 Star 5 Star 5 Star
Rubberised Compression Lid Seal Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Expandable? No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stand No No Yes
Built-In
Yes
Available
Yes
Included
Yes
Included
Yes
Included
Yes
Included
5 Year Guarantee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Helpline Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
30 Day Money Back Guarantee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price £40 £49.99 £109.99 £64.99 £59.99 £70 £71.99 £82

Using Bokashi Bran, Bins & Buckets

Bokashi Bran, Bins & Buckets can be an amazing and inexpensive way to aid composting your kitchen waste as it can break down foods that traditionally take a very long time to decompose. Whilst this process is incredibly helpful, it is a science that needs some care and the right information before starting. Once you have the correct facts, bokashi composting can be a doddle so we have put together a guide on bokashi buckets, bokashi bran and bokashi bins so that you can make the right choices.

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What composter is best for you?

As we become more eco-aware and try to live more sustainably, more inventive ways of composting become available; from home made and built wooden composters to plastic ready-to-use composters and from large to small. It’s not just the materials that can differ, there are all manner of solutions such as Wormeries, food digesters, compost tumblers and hot composters to consider.

To make an informed decision, keep the following prime needs in consideration:

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A Guide To Starting A Wormery

Avid gardeners and organic produce experts have waxed lyrical for many years about making compost in the garden and how it is the best way of disposing of food waste and feeding plants. Many of us have tried to compost but may have found it to be hard to keep on top of or, alternatively, have succeeded in making an amazing feed for plants and grasses. Either way, you may have noticed that worms and maggots end up getting involved and infiltrating your waste heap. Whilst maggots and worms are usually a bad sign, in this case it’s a good thing. Maggots and worms will consume food waste quite quickly and will produce the right kind of compost that is required for feeding plants and soil. So why not use worms to your advantage and have them do what comes naturally to them?

picture of worms in soil

Choosing The Right Wormery


You may have browsed through our Wormery section and feel overwhelmed by choice, the selection on offer is vast. Here are a few simple questions to ask yourself to help you make the decision:


    • How many people are in your household?



It seems obvious but the more people in your household, the more food waste you create. Although, some smaller households can create vast amounts of organic food waste for many reasons. Maybe they have a plant-based diet and do not use a lot of food packaging or they entertain frequently. Alternatively, a large family that eats out a lot would not produce much food waste as they do not cook habitually. The best way to tell is to monitor how much you change the food waste your local council collects. For example, a family could be filling their caddy up every week for pick up. In this situation, a larger or four tray Wormery would suit them best. If you’re not quite filling a food waste bin up every week but still produce a fair bit of food waste, is may be good to try the three tray Wormeries. We also have spare trays that you can add if three trays turn out to not be enough. Each tray holds 15.5 litres (around 2 stone) of waste.

One or two people living together would usually benefit from a small wormery such as the Midi Wormery  or the Junior Wormery. Or those living in a flat may find the Stainless Steel Indoor Wormery beneficial as it fits well on a kitchen worktop, so there is no need to store outside. This could also be a great option for those who do not cook a lot or are not at home often.


    • Have you owned a Wormery or composted successfully before?



Essentially, this is the difference between getting a deluxe or a standard Wormery. Our deluxe Wormeries have a Composting With Worms book (along with other helpful extra items), which explains a lot of what someone may need to know about worm composting. This is perfect for beginners or those getting back into it.

Also, make sure you read through our Wormery Guide. It will come in a delivery of the 3/4 Tray Tiger Wormeries, but it is worth reading through before starting your journey with any size Wormery.


    • Do you have any pets?



Without going into too much detail, pets produce poo, worms can eat this poo. Our Pet & Dog Poo Wormeries have Bokashi Bran supplied which is a rich bran that helps worms break down the waste, so it is best to add Bokashi as you add the waste. In addition, any cat litter that is organic (wood or paper based NOT clay or silica gel) can be added to these Wormeries. Just do not over fill it.

If you wish to use a pet poo wormery, do not forget that this compost cannot be used on fruit and vegetables, only plants. Also, take care when handling the waste.

Read through our How To Build A Dog & Pet Poo Wormery Guide to find out more and see whether this would fit your household.

Where Does A Wormery Go?


Due to a Wormery being enclosed, it is best to keep it in a shed or garage out of the sunlight and rainfall. This will stop the compost over heating or rain flooding the Wormery and killing the worms. Worms work best at 18-25 degrees Celsius they are slower at 10 Celsius or lower and temperatures over 30 are to be avoided.

If you do not have a shed or garage, you are able to keep it out of direct sunlight and rainfall in a bush or under suspended tarpaulin if you need to keep it outside. Anywhere that is not in direct sunlight and there is nothing tight covering the Wormery (they get oxygen from the little holes and gaps built in) is perfect.

picture of seedling in ground

Organic Living


Many of us have started being more cautious about the plastic we use and how to save water and electricity, some may have started composting too. The more we do to become eco-friendly, the more we think about what we can do next. You may even already compost, or at least send food waste with your bins, but composting does have another level. Wormeries create liquid feed for plants and a rich vermicompost that is perfect for helping plants grow. It is really is the most natural way to grow in your garden.

Have you started a Wormery and want to share your story with us? Why not inbox us on Facebook or tag us in your photos on Instagram and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you.

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