How it works



HOW IT WORKS

After the two weeks of acclimatization, you can gradually increase the amounts of organic waste you add week by week. After a while, the worms will multiply and their quantity will adapt to the volume of waste that needs to be managed.

 

 

When the first basket is full, place the second one over it and keep on feeding the same way. The worms will detect the food and climb to the upper module through holes located at the bottom of each basket. The worms will leave the bottom basket, in which the waste will have been transformed partially or totally into vermicompost.

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The third basket will be put in place when the second basket is full almost to the top.

When the third basket is full, it’s time to start harvesting the vermicompost from the first basket, where you put your worms when you started. Use this vermicompost for your plants and your garden. The empty basket will be placed on top of the vermicomposter and will become, in turn, the upper basket. The basket rotation is now under way. Each week, look for worm tea in the collecting tub, a sign that the Eco-Worms Composter is functioning well. You can collect the worm tea using the specially developed measuring cup provided with your Eco-Worms composter. Store the worm tea in bottles, in the dark, for future use. You can use the worm tea as a liquid fertilizer for your plants.


Every month, clean the settling tank and the collecting tub under warm running water. Place the baskets in the overturned lid to make cleaning easier.

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Selon le besoin des familles, des modules supplémentaires peuvent vous être fournie en option.

  Menu de vos vers…

YES

NO
Fruit and
vegetable waste
Meat or fish waste
Tea bags
Fatty substances
(grease, oil, butter, etc.)
Coffee grounds, filters included (Be careful, coffee is acidifying)
Vinegary food scraps
Egg shells (crushed, 1 to 2 teaspoons each week)
Salty food scraps
Bread and pizza crusts
Pits (degrade very slowly)
Rice and pasta (small amounts)
Animal and bird excrements

Wilted flowers and indoor plant leaves
Cardboard
Paper towels


Citrus fruits (avoid or sparingly) Garlic Rhubarb leaves


Using vermicompost: The gardeners’ black gold


Vermicompost should be mature, which means waste must be completely decomposed, in order to be useful for your plants. It improves soil aeration and structure and increases the soil’s water retention capacity. Plants that receive vermicompost are more productive and more resistant to disease and parasites. It produces a beneficial microbial activity and provides plants with essential nutrients, available over a long period of time. Moreover, the use of vermicompost (or compost) makes chemical fertilizers unnecessary. Vermicompost should be used within 6 months maximum. If you need to store vermicompost, bag it and store it in a cool place. For repotting indoor plants, mix one part of vermicompost with four or five parts of soil or potting soil.

Worm tea

The liquid that flows through the valve is also called “compost tea.” This liquid, once diluted, is a good fertilizer and replaces commercial liquid fertilizers for potted plants. In order to help you correctly measure out a dose of this fertilizer, we have created and provided a 500 ml measuring cup (1 500 ml dose for 5 litres of water). Worm tea can also be prepared by soaking a cloth bag containing vermicompost in water. After a day or two, you will obtain a dark liquid. This solution, diluted in a few parts of water, will fortify the hungriest plants. You can store this liquid fertilizer in bottles for many weeks. You can water your plants with it or use it as a foliar spray. 

Not a gardener?

Someone you know would surely be happy to receive this precious fertilizer!!!!!

 

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