Worms R Us bin

worms r us bin lid and and lib b
Lid A and Lid B

Worm bin contents
Base liquid collection container (black)
Instructions, nut, tap, pot
Two worm bins (green)
Lid A (1 x small grill holes)
Lids B (2 x larger grill holes)
Shredded cardboard & bedding block

worms r us bin diagram
Diagram 1
worms r us bin diagram

Site
Sheltered in winter/shade in summer
Level surface
Paving blocks to raise system for tap clearance

Getting started
Identify the black base for the liquid collection. Fit nut and tap.
Place an up-turned pot into the base (see diagram 1).
Place lid B on black bin and place a green worm bin on top.

Add 3-4 litres of water to a 10 litre bucket. Add the bedding block and cardboard. Soak for 30 minutes. When well soaked, place two layers of newspaper in a green bin, then add the bedding.

Add 250gms-500gms of composting worms on top of the bedding.

Feeding
Initially feed one cup of food scraps each day (rotate each feeding site).
Add approx 1 part dampened paper/cardboard with 2/3 mixed food scraps.
Place on Lid A.Worms R Us bin
Once the first worm bin is full, replace Lid A with Lid B then place a second worm bin on top.
Gradually increase the volume of scraps to approx 0.5 - 1 litre volume per day.
This food becomes the worms bedding.

Once the second worm bin two is full add the 3rd worm bin. The feeding will now take place in level three ( NOTE level three is optional)
Once the 3rd worm bin is full check that the first worm bin is well eaten. If so, the worm castings are ready to be emptied for garden use.
The emptied bin is then placed in the top position and the process is repeated.Worms R Us bin
A week prior to emptying the worm castings any remaining worms can be baited on the surface of the castings using a piece of old pumpkin or avocado. Remove worms and food bait to the new bin.

The worm population will gradually increase then self regulate in approx 12 months.

The WORMSRUS worm bin can accept on average 7+ litres volume of kitchen
waste per week.

Tips

  • Worms prefer a mixed variety of organic kitchen scraps, hand towels, paper, egg trays and corrugated cardboard etc.
  • A piece of carpet cut to fit inside the bin to cover the food scraps.
  • Keep the carpet and worm food damp. Watering will be required at approx 1 litre per week.
  • Open the tap to drain weekly.
  • Liquid can be diluted with water approx 1 to 5-10 parts water.
  • The worm castings should be tilled into the soil (10 litres volume to 1-2 square metres of garden).
  • Loosen the food / bedding with a stick and add shredded corrugated cardboard if it looks saturated or has compacted.
  • For strong odours, sprinkle 1/2 cup of garden lime over food then water.
  • Adding worm tea through the worm food increases the food to break down.
  • If a weather proof cover is used, ensure ventilation.
  • Don’t over feed your worm bin.
  • Avoid citrus, onions, dairy & meat.