the wormery that is.
We read the instructions first - always a good idea - then unpacked it.
You get the bin and lid, a tap, a plastic platform, a bag of worms, a bag of compost and a bag of lime, actually I think this is crushed egg shells because the instructions say this is what you can use when the bag is empty. You have to check for acidity occasionally, the appearance of any tiny white worms indicates acidity so you add a handful of the lime. The tiger worms are red by the way.
At first I couldn't see the worms but then I noticed the little blighters wriggling (I dropped the bag! Oooops.)
You have to insert the plastic platform in the bin, place a 5" square of newpaper on it then empty the bag of compost on the top of the newspaper. Next you empty the worms onto the top.
Then you add three handfuls of kitchen waste. This is the worms first meal. We had to leave the bin open in the sunshine for ten minutes, apparently this encourages the worms to burrow into the bedding and settle in, before we could put the lid on.
We don't have to feed the worms for another week and then the week after that. After this we can put all our kitchen waste in daily and the first liquid fertiliser should be ready to drain off after about 10 weeks., and is so concentrated it has to be mixed with 10 parts water. The compost will be ready to use in about 8-10 months.
I'll take another photo next week when we feed them again, which will hopefully show how they've dealt with this lot.
So there we go, I'll keep you updated.
Today is a very important day, it's my baby's 31st birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY D