The worms found in most compost is the Eisenia foetida and the Italian Dendrobaena Veneta. They weigh approximately 0.5 grams and eat half their weight each day.
When the worms happy, that is good temperature, moderately moist, abundant supplies of oxygen and a good carbon-nitrogen balance proliferating worms violently. It is estimated that an adult worm produces a kid per day on average. It means that you can start with a few hundred worms that gradually adjusts the population after the amount of food they receive. There is no risk that they become too many, but they are about right at all times except during major changes in food.
What’s left when the waste is passed through the worm’s body contains readily available organic mass that is ideal for use in fertilization of potted plants, flower beds, vegetables and top dressing the lawn. Mixed with peat becomes an excellent planting soil.
The soil is “strong” and is satisfied by 2 teaspoons per month and a potted plant.
Worms like best temperatures around 20 degrees. At temperatures above 30 degrees and 0 degrees they die. Compost must therefore be kept frost-free or be insulated in winter and protected from excessive heat in summer sunlight.
This you can add in vermicompost Your new pet eats all food waste but also kitchen towels, wipe the table with is fine. Plastic, metal, glass and the like are of course not good. Neither paint residues or solvent, you can feed the worms with.
In order to balance your compost should be fine, you should sprinkle with leaves, sawdust, peat or other carbon-rich and dry substrate at regular intervals. If they put in as much litter as waste, so it tends to be a good balance. Caring for vermicompost Start by obtaining a suitable container. During the decomposition of waste, the temperature can rise to over 30 degrees which worms can not tolerate. They must therefore have a layer mask finished humus, common ground, crumpled and wet newsprint or the like to escape to. This layer must be at least 5 cm thick. When you put in this layer, it is time to set up the worms and then you give them a bit of household waste. Experiment with caution. The microorganisms must have some time to soften the food so the worms, which have no teeth, can get it by itself. Do not feed too much at first. A handful of food scraps every day or two to begin with. It takes some time before they settled into their new home. But they proliferate rapidly and can quickly take care of more and more waste. Worms do not like light or drought. If you have a container without a lid, cover the compost with a damp newspaper or plastic. If your compost smells bad, there may be two reasons. Either you put in too much waste and so is the air supply for the poor. In the first case, delete some of the waste and the other, be sure to vent the container will be better.
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