To start Eco-Worms
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To start Eco-Worms, you will need:
- Worms : the ideal is to use the kit of starting up WORMSTART on sale on our www.eco-worms.com site.
- Some papers like newspaper sheets. - Good quality compost.
- Green household waste: peels of vegetables, salad leaves...
- Waste rich in carbon: absorbing scrap of paper, tea bag ... A watering can with a little water or an atomizer. All the operations of starting up shall make in the basket of the top. Other baskets will be later used.
Step1: Assemble The Eco-vers
Step 2 : Bring together the necessary ingredients at startup
Arrange 3 or 4 layers of newspaper sheets on the bottom of the sieve
Step 3: The potting soil
Put a layer of compost about 4 in 5 cm. NB: if you use a ready for use kit, this operation can be eliminated
Step 4: The earthworms composters
Put down carefully worms on the compost. Worms do not like the light and they will quickly bury themselves in the layer of litter.
Step 5: Moisten the soil containing the compost worms
Step 6: Add vegetable peelings and a little salad
When worms will have buried themselves, to place on the top a little of waste: green salad, peels of vegetables, paper and cardboards, coffee marc...
Step 7: High carbon waste
Cover with one or two newspaper sheet or a sheet of cotton cut in circle. If the atmosphere in which Eco-Worms is placed is dry, to moisten again.
Step 8: Maintain moisture
Close the cover and let worms acclimatize during 1 or 2 weeks.
Step 9: We wait!
After the period of acclimatization, you can load gradually by increasing doses weeks after weeks. See "menu" chapter.