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Handleiding wormcomposteren (download)
Praktische handleiding voor het opstarten en onderhouden van je wormenbak.
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Praktische handleiding voor het opstarten en onderhouden van je wormenbak
A4 Zwart-wit geprint op papier uit landbouwafval, full colour stevige cover.
mix compost worms
Save shipping costs and order your worms right away with your Balkonton.
The worms you order from us consist of a mix of Dendrobena Veneta (also known as Eisenia hortensis, springers, European nightcrawler) and Eisania Fetida (the tiger worm, red wiggler, or fattening muscle).
You can NOT pick up the worms in Amsterdam. That is only the office address and the address where you can view the worm bins by appointment. The shipment is done from the worm grower in Drenthe where the worm bins are also in stock.
Balkonton Classic: 1/4 kilo
Urbalive/Wormery/Round worm box: 1/2 kilo
Façade box, Aerobin: 1/2 to 1 kilo
Worm bin (re)starter kit
For a good start of your worm bin:
- 2 Hemp mats
- 20 litres breeding ground for worms
- 1 litre lava flour
- 1 kg Worm feed
Please note: the starter pack does NOT contain compost worms.
You probably have a worm bin because you want to turn your waste into beautiful compost. In principle, special worm food is also not necessary at all. There are 2 times when it is useful:
- If you go on vacation for more than 2 weeks and you ask your neighbors not only to water your plants but also to feed your worms. They only have to sprinkle a handful of worm food over your worms 1 time a week.
- If you (restart) your worm bin with new worms. These worms are used to this worm food and will therefore feed themselves home faster and make a good start. Gradually you switch to cutting waste.
Give a small handful of worm food scattered around the tray. Do not give the worms more food than what they can eat in a few days. When the worms have completely eaten the food, you only give new worm food. When you see that the feed is going to mold, too much feed is given in 1 time or there is too much feed in 1 place. So before you go on holiday, test how much worm food your worms need per week.
To be ordered per kilo.
2 Hemp mats
The main effect of a hemp mat is that it helps against fruit flies. The mat is compact so that fruit flies cannot reach the waste to lay eggs. You can also do this with a layer of torn cardboard or sand. However, the mat makes it a lot easier. Because the mat is made exactly to measure for the worm bin, it also closes better than a layer of torn cardboard.
When starting up your worm bin, you can also place a hemp mat on the bottom of the container. At the bottom of the container where you put the worms. This prevents the worms from creeping into your drip tray.
Note: It is still important to add enough cardboard to your worm bin. Read here why
Of course, a hemp mat will compost over time. That is why we send them per 2.
The mats in the photo are suitable for the round worm box. You can also choose mats for the Urbalive or the Wormery.
Read more about fighting fruit flies
Growing soil is a mixture of, among other things, leaf compost, lava flour cellulose and a small amount of peat. Cellulose is a polysaccharide that is made by almost all plants (especially trees). The cellulose serves as food for the worms. There are only natural additives in the soil.
The growing soil is specially formulated for worm growers. The composition ensures that the worms grow well and can lay cocoons. You can put a layer of growing soil in your worm bin when you start the worm bin. But it is also useful when you go on holiday. With a large layer of breeding soil, the worms can move forward 1 to 2 weeks without new feed.
If you notice that your worms have had a hard time, for example due to the heat, give them a boost with a new layer of growing soil. Empty one of your compost rings, fill it with growing soil and carefully place the still living worms and cocoons in the beam with the growing soil. You can either empty the other rings (if it stinks), or just leave them alone and see what happens. In stressful situations, worms often lay extra eggs. So it would be quite possible that in those bins in a few weeks it will be teeming with baby worms.
Capacity: 20 litres/ 30 kg.
Extra box worm tower
Capacity approx. 14 litres
Extra crate worm crate
Top crate capacity 26 litres
This ring fits on top of the round worm box Only available in black. Turns your worm box into a fun planter. You simply fill the ring with potting soil and plants. The worms can freely crawl through the potting soil.
The difference between this plant ring and a regular extra compost ring for your worm bin is that this plant ring is less deep. As a result, it does not become too heavy so that you can easily lift it if you want to feed your compost worms.
NOTE: You only order the black plant ring here, excluding potting soil and plants and underlying worm box (shown on photo)
Extension for the design worm bin Urbalive. This increases the capacity and the Urbalive worm bin is suitable for a family of 4 to 6 people in average use.
Extra compost bin for the square Wormery worm bin
Drip tray for round worm composter€20,00 inc. BTW Add to cart
Loose wheel for round worm composter
Loose wheel for round worm composter. Price per piece. For complete worm composter, you need 4 wheels.
Includes wing nut and washer.
Separate tap for round worm composter
Loose tap for the round worm composter of Balkonton