Frequently Asked Questions

The vermicomposting with ECO-WORMS without troubles: a question of balance!!!!!!!!

Because vermicomposting leans on biological processes and because it implies living organisms, it is also the method which contains a part of unexpected. Fortunately, for every problem, we can bring solutions. Generally, it is simply necessary to return the system to a state of balance (carbon / nitrogen) which allows it to work well. It is to note that the addition of too big quantities of waste food is a frequent cause of imbalance. It is often in this way that arrive the unwanted smells or midges. So, it is important to observe and to respect the capacity of digestion of your ECO-WORMS, especially during the phase of starting up when the quantity of worms is weak and not in adequacy with big quantity of waste. You will be can be brought to put in the garbage a part of your putrescibles materials. Even in that case, you will have contributed to reduce the quantity of waste to treat, and your experience of the vermicomposting will remain positive.

Smell of decomposition

There is too much food / worms are not enough many. Decrease the contribution of food or get yourself more worms.

Smell of ammonia

There are too many materials rich in nitrogen (Vegetable and fresh substances) Balance the system by adding carbon rich materials (paper Newspaper, dead leaves, dried straw, etc.).

Smell of sulfur

The litter is filled with water it misses ff air at the bottom of the ECO-WORMS Add some ripped dry newspaper sheets or dead leaves mix them in the litter. Half-open the cover of the ECO-WORMS and decrease the supply for a while.

Worms climb on the side of ECO-WORMS

The litter is too wet. See above.

Midges

The litter is too acid. Add dried shells of egg reduced in powder.

The conditions in the litter are unfit for the worms activity. Harvest the vermicompost and restart with a fresh litter and 500 grams of worms.

Food exposed outdoors attract flies (fruits and sweet waste) and allows them to lay their eggs Always cover residues with carbon materials (pieces of papers or cardboards). If the contamination is important cover with a layer of 1 cm of compost or peat.

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