Wormeries: 50L (Home)
A SQWormery (Worm Farm) consists of a 50L housing (which is a 50L plastic black dustbin, made from 100% recycled material). The Wormery has two exit holes for the liquid fertilizer in the bottom of the bin, to drip through into the collection jug. The bin has ventilation holes on the sides.
The wormery package also includes four feeding trays and four aerating rings, which are stacked one on top of the other as the worms are fed, to fill the bin. The wormery is mounted on a steel tripod.
New 50 / 65 Litre :
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Second Hand 50 / 65Litre [if available]:
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What is Vermicomposting?
Vermicomposting (Worm Farming) is a system for turning food waste into Humus (high quality super-rich compost aka Black Gold) with the help of worms. You can convert all your fruit and vegetable refuse to compost and fertilizer. You can SQ’Worm on your flat balcony, in your garage, and even in your kitchen.
Why Do I Want a Wormery?
To produce liquid & solid plant nutrients, mulch and stimulants for your garden, cuttings and potplants. To promote water conservation. To stop paying fertilizer bills & support healthy organic growth! Valuable organic matter no longer fills the country’s waste landfill sites, but helps you.
For Food Security: As a result of (i) Population Pressures colliding with Scarce and Depleting Resources, (ii) Peak Oil and Gas’s Consequences on Fertilizer Prices; and (ii) Because Cheap Oil is Intimately Linked with the Industrial Banking (Fiat Currency and Debt Based Growth System), the End of Cheap Oil will (and is) resulting in a Financial Meltdown Crash; the result of which shall be skyrocketing inflation of particularly Food and Fertilizer Prices.
How do I VermiCompost?
Give your organic kitchen waste to your Worms in your SQ’Wormery (worm bin). Bacteria and other organisms break it down and worms eat the food waste, bedding, and bacteria. They turn it all into humus – nutrient rich food for growing healthy plants.
You can feed your worms any type of vegetable or fruit scraps, tea bags, coffee grounds, soft leaves, hair, vacuum cleaner dust, damp cardboard/paper (No onions, citrus, meat or dairy products.)
Doesn’t VermiCompost Smell?
No, odour is minimal if you don’t overload the system. A 50L Wormery bin can process 2-3 pounds of organic garbage a week. Each Worm can process at least three times their weight of organic garbage a week.
How Long Before I have VermiCompost or VermiFertilizer?
For Worm Castings, plan on about 3-6 months depending on the size of your bin.
But within a week or two weeks, you will begin to have liquid SQWorm ‘Black Gold’ Organic Fertilizer (highly concentrated liquid organic fertilizer).
Dilute it 1:100 with water, for use in the garden or on vegetables; and 1:50 for potplants.
Do I have to Keep Buying New Worms?
No, the population in a well treated wormery will double every 2-3 months. You can use them to start another Wormery bin, or just leave them in your original Wormery.
Unlike human reproduction habits; overpopulation is not a problem, because worms regulate their own population, breeding if food and space is plentiful and stopping when it’s not.
How Does a Wormery Work?
The Worms eat their way up from the bottom feedtray (their original bedding) up to the next feedtray. When most of the Worms are in the upper feedtrays, all four trays are removed. The top tray is the moved to the bottom. The Worm Castings are harvested from the remaining three trays. The Worm Castings is used for top soil, mulch, seedlings, etc; the liquid as an organic fertilizer.
How is Worm Farming Good for the Environment?
Approximately 33% of domestic waste collected is organic compostable waste. Put different at an average of 1kg/person/week, +/- 7,800 tonnes of organic compostable waste for the entire George per year, goes straight to our landfill.
We are wasting this valuable resource, which can: improve our soil health; reduce our water use, and save us the money we spend on toxic fertilizers and pesticides, etc. The ‘Black Gold’ worm castings and liquid fertilizer are one of nature’s best composts and fertilizers. The nutrients from worm castings are organic, odourless and more readily available to plants than the chemical fertilisers that leach through our soils.
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