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Anyone interested in Vermicomposting?

Fosterdog Posts: 4,948 Forumite
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edited 22 January 2022 at 4:21PM in Gardening
The Urban Worm has National Lottery funding to help supply 1000 budding worm farmers with free worms to get them started. They have lots of ideas of different types of vermicompost setups and to get your free worms you just have to fill in a short application and supply photos of the setup you will use so they know you have a suitable home for the worms. Some of the ideas are very cheap and easy to set up. https://theurbanworm.co.uk/wormup/

I applied a couple of weeks ago, I never heard anything back but a parcel with my worms arrived today in a letterbox friendly box, I already have worms of a different species but the two types will live well together and compliment each other's composting preferences.


  • I've applied, but not sure if I'll meet requirements. I'll admit to be very proud of my worms 😀
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  • Fosterdog
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    @MovingForwards I didn't know if my existing setup would meet their requirements either but I was honest in my application that mine has been up and running for almost 2 years already and contains a different species and it looks like they were happy with that. My little poop noodles do a great job of keeping me in a constant supply of castings. Fingers crossed you get yours soon.
  • twopenny
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    Lovely idea but I have my compost heap full of worms.
    I make sure when I turn it out that some are returned with fodder.
    Always fancied a wormery but it's space and volume that are an imagined issue for me.

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  • Fosterdog
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    @twopenny it's worth you checking out the site, one of their examples is just in a bag for life, others are small containers you can keep under the kitchen sink or any other small space. My own one is a 160l utility tote kept just outside the back door (it was in my living room for the first few months). My main compost bins do have worms in them too but as part of an overall bin like that there's no way of knowing what is normal compost and what is castings. With a specific worm bin you know that all of it is castings.
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