Daily life with an apartment wormcomper
After a while the worms will multiply and their quantity will adapt to the volume of waste to be treated.
When the first sieve is filled, place the next one on top and continue in the same way to feed.
Detecting food, the Eisenia will climb to the upper module through the holes at the bottom of each tank. The worms will leave the bottom module, in which the waste will have been partially or totally transformed into vermicompost. The third module will be put in place when the second
module will be full in turn to the brim. When this third module is full, proceed to harvest the vermicompost of the first module. This vermicompost will be used for your plants and in your garden (see chapter "The vermicompost"). This now empty module will be placed on top of the vermicomposter and will in turn become the top tray. The rotation of the modules or sieve will then be engaged. Every week, check the presence of tea worms in the collection tray, a sign of the ECO-WORMS. The worm tea will be harvested by means of the doser specially developed for this purpose and supplied with your ECO-WORMS. It can be stored in bottles. The worm tea can be used as a liquid fertilizer for watering plants (see chapter "worm tea").
Every month, clean the decanter and the collecting tray by passing them under a tap of lukewarm water. In order to make handling clean during the interview, you can use the cover upside down to put the modules. Depending on the needs of families, additional modules may be provided as an option.
The vermicomposter Eco-Worms, manufactured by Collavet-Plastiques adopts a system that is unquestionably the most practical.
The idea of several bins placed on top of each other allows a rotation of easy bins leaving the vermicompost maturing down and the removal of waste at the top. The bottom module carrying a cone is always that of recovery of the liquid fertilizer.
Compared to horizontal systems, the vertically designed vermicomposter Eco-worms offers the advantage of a more natural worm movement since they rise naturally and continuously. This allows a more homogeneous transformation of the waste. In contrast to square or rectangular shapes in which areas of stagnation of organic matter not mineralized by earthworms appear, the vermicomposter Eco-Worms by its cylindrical form offers the guarantee, if it is correctly used, to compost its waste odorless with reduced maintenance in a limited space.
Starting the eco-worms
Arrange 3 or 4 layers of newspaper on the bottom of the tray. Put a layer of good quality potting soil of about 5 cm. Moisten slightly. Place the earthworms on the potting soil. Worms that do not like light will quickly burrow into the litter layer. When the earthworms are buried, place on the top a little garbage green salad or vegetable peel (2 cm thick maximum).
Cover with one or two sheets of newspaper. Allow the earthworms to acclimatize for a few days.
After one week of acclimatization, we can begin to feed the earthworms with some waste, but in small quantities. After a while the worms will multiply and their quantity will adapt to the volume of waste to be treated. When the first module is filled, place the next one on top and continue feeding the same way.
Detecting food, the Eisenia will climb to the upper module through the holes at the bottom of each tank. The earthworms will leave the bottom module, in which the waste will have been transformed into vermicompost.
When the upper module is in its turn full, the module containing the vermicompost can be removed. This vermicompost be used for your plants and in your garden. This now empty module will be placed on top of the wormer and will in turn become the top tray.
Depending on the needs of families, additional modules may be provided as an option.
From 1 to 2 people: 2 modules. From 3 to 5 people: 3 modules
The vermicomposter Eco-Worms is an ecosystem that needs fibrous elements and rich in carbon. This contribution will be made by adding newspaper, corrugated cardboard or egg box cut into small pieces (20%) into the food. The cardboard can also regulate the moisture content by pumping the excess water. It is important to regularly empty the juice produced by the vermicomposter.
In winter, think of isolating your worm wiper Eco-Worms using a blanket or cardboard if it stays outside on a terrace or balcony. Earthworms fear the cold. In summer, do not expose the vermicomposter Eco-Worms in full sun, prefer a shady place. The maximum performance of the wormcomber Eco-Worms is at a temperature between 15 ° C and 25 ° C.