The original wormery
We can supply the Wormery with a "Worm Voucher" which entitles the gift recipient to claim their worms when they're ready for them. All they do is fill in their name and address and pop the postcard back in the post to us. As soon as we receive it, we despatch the worms at no extra cost! If you would like a Worm Voucher- just let us know in the "Additional Comments" box during the checkout process.
A Wormery is an easy, efficient system of converting ordinary kitchen food waste into liquid feed and rich organic compost through the natural action of worms.
The Wormery is divided up into a number of chambers. In one of these live the Tiger Worms (it's OK, you don't have to touch them - you probably won't even see much of them). All you do is drop your daily kitchen waste into the bin and forget it. The worms feed on the food waste and convert it into concentrated liquid feed and Bio-rich organic compost.
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Q:Hi, How do you recover the compost?Asked on 6/5/2017 by Meganeirian from Wales
A:When your bin is full (typically 8-10 months) it is time to empty the Wormery of its rich organic compost. Obviously, you will need to keep as many of the worms as you can to start the next bin and this is simply done by transferring the top 7" or 8" inches of waste into a suitable container. After emptying the compost, return this top layer to the Wormery and off you go again!
Hope this helps!Answered on 9/5/2017 by Andy from Crocus
Q:Can you keep a wormery outside during the winter months? What is the lowest temperature it can be exposed to?Asked on 22/2/2015 by Mo from The Frozen North, Scotland
A:We have been advised by the manufacturer that the worms can be left outside during the winter, although it is usually recommended that they are protected in some way. Most people move them into a garage, outbuilding or greenhouse over the winter or make sure they are covered at night. Their preferred temperature range is 18C-25C. If the temperature dips below 10C or if it goes up over 30C they become very sluggish and they definitely need to be put out of the direct sunlight and heat. They need a damp (but not wet) and dark environment to live in.Answered on 12/3/2015 by Product Buyer, Crocus
Q:Compost 'Tumbler' information and watering ericaceous plants
Good morning Crocus, I am thinking of buying a Compost Tumbler, but I am concerned that worms will not be able to make their way into it and so I'm not sure how good it will be. Do you have any advice? SusanAsked on 7/4/2010 by Susan Shakespeare
A:Hello There, Temperatures inside a compost heap or bin need to be really quite high, so if the mix is right and the process is working correctly it should be much too hot for worms. Worms are great though after the composting process is finished, when you dig it out onto the beds and let them work it through the soil for you. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 7/7/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Hi Crocus We are currently parched for rainwater in the South East. If our water butts run dry can you suggest something we could use to water our ericaceous-loving plants. ThanksAnswered on 7/7/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Thanks for this. Can bath water be used on ericaceous plants as it would have been run from tap water, which I understood was not good for these types of plants? Many thanksAnswered on 5/7/2010 by Susan Shakespeare
A:Hello There, It has been incredibly dry and it sounds as if it will remain so for some time to come. If water gets really low, it is possible to recycle bath water to use on the garden as long as it does not contain too much soap. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 5/7/2010 by Susan Shakespeare
A:Hello again, I use ordinary tap water to water all my acid-loving plants all the time without any problems at all. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 8/4/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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