My composting worm starter kit arrived today.
This consists of -
* coir block
* composting worms 250g
* worm meal
The first task was to soak the coir block for two hours.
The instructions said to add 7 litres of water so I did -- this made the coir far too wet so I drained the mix for some time before adding to my home-made wormery.
I made this from a £3.97 storage box, which my husband drilled for me. Holes in lid for aeration and to allow worms to move up if another layer is added.
Holes in the side for aeration, and holes in the base for drainage.
The next step is to add the composting worms.
Leave them to burrow down into the bedding, and then sprinkle of meal on the surface.
Before ordering the worms I did a bit of research online, and read that until they get settled into the new environment the worms might try to escape overnight! So the advice is to tie the whole thing in a bin bag at night to make sure you can rehome them. Don't forget to untie in the morning for air. (How do they know it's night?)