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by swedboy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Aliens in my wormery
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Aliens in my wormery

Not sure if I need to care about this but I have a massive fruit fly infestation in the wormery plus slugs. Do they actually damage the wormery as such? The flies are a nuisance when you open the bin and slugs in general are a foe of mine.
by swedboy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Restart after winter
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

Restart after winter

I've finally taken the wormery out the the coal cellar and put it back in the garden and all seems fine in there. Lots of little worm trying to escape plus slugs (how they get in is beyond me). During the winter the stuff in the trays has broken down nicely but they are all half empty bar the bottom...
by swedboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Compost falling into the sump
Replies: 5
Views: 2990

Re: Compost falling into the sump

Hi Willy, Thanks for the reply The wormery with one tray had been overwintering since late October last year (7 months!). I realised why my idea wasn't that good as soon as I read your reply. No way the worms would be able to get through to the next level. I might try to put a mesh of some sort unde...
by swedboy
Thu May 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Compost falling into the sump
Replies: 5
Views: 2990

Compost falling into the sump

What do people do to stop it from falling through the bottom tray and into the sump? The cardboard I put in as a barrier has gone and the compost is dropping through (it was very in excellent condition)
Was thinking of getting some kind of membrane from a garden centre to stop this from happening.
by swedboy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Overwintering your wormery
Replies: 14
Views: 5320

Re: Overwintering your wormery

With my old one, I stopped feeding them during the winter months and they seemed to survive that ok. Might just give them the odd snack tough as this wormery is bigger.
Thanks for your advice!
by swedboy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Overwintering your wormery
Replies: 14
Views: 5320

Re: Overwintering your wormery

Moved the workers into the living room last night, which was lucky as it is just above zero degrees in the morning. Will move it into the coal cellar where it is usually stable around 5 degrees.
by swedboy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Overwintering your wormery
Replies: 14
Views: 5320

Overwintering your wormery

I used to have a small wormery that was quite easy to move indoors however the wormcity one is quite big so I am not so keen on lugging it through my flat to the coal cellar. It is currently in quite a sheltered position. Is it likely to survive outdoors (I'm in Bristol) if I leave it out? Was think...
by swedboy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: Old compost from blighted tomato plants
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Old compost from blighted tomato plants

For the first time ever my tomato plants has caught blight and I wonder if I can add the used compost to the wormery or will I just cause more problems next year? My understanding is that don't put the plants in as they are infected but the soil might be fine as it is an airborne disease.
by swedboy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Worms & Wormeries
Topic: tea leaves and wormeries
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

tea leaves and wormeries

Hi, I know that tea bags are fine to feed your wormery but I am quite sure that I have read some where that they do not like tea leaves which if true could be a bit of a bummer for me as I drink copious amounts of loose leaf tea and would like to be able to compost it. Can you or should you avoid it...

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