Can compost worms withstand the heat?

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The answer is simple: compost worms cannot withstand the heat. Outside temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius can be disastrous. Especially in a dark worm box that is in full sun, the temperature can easily rise to above 40 degrees. From 35 degrees, they will really try to flee from your worm bin en masse to… Continue reading Can compost worms withstand the heat?

What is worm tea?

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Worm percolate After a few weeks, a dark liquid may drip out of your worm bin. This moisture is called ‘worm percolate’ and is also called ‘worm tea’. Worm percolate consists of : the moisture released from the kitchen waste wormenurine substances dissolved in the above liquids. Dilute worm percolate with water for 1:10 to… Continue reading What is worm tea?

Speed up worm bin compost process

frequently asked questions about compost worms

How do you get your compost worms to process more waste? Many people have a worm bin because it is a quick way of composting. Worm composting is a compost method that also takes up little space due to its speed. Sometimes the working pace of the compost worms is unfortunately a bit disappointing. I… Continue reading Speed up worm bin compost process

How many compost rings should I order for my worm bin?

frequently asked questions about compost worms

As a guideline, you can keep in mind that you need approximately 1 compost ring per person. With a minimum of 3 rings for a good functioning of your worm bin. And a maximum of 6 rings because of the weight. But there are several factors that play a role: How many vegetables do you… Continue reading How many compost rings should I order for my worm bin?

Help, the top compost ring of my worm bin fills up too quickly

frequently asked questions about compost worms

There can be several reasons that the upper ring is already full before the bottom ring is composted: From too low temperature to too much waste. Either way, you have an acute problem. What to do? Here you have four options: 4 ways to empty a compost ring See if the compost in the bottom… Continue reading Help, the top compost ring of my worm bin fills up too quickly

The (virtual) Compost Garden

All of Balkonton’s worm bins and compost barrels can be viewed in the Compost Garden in Amsterdam North. Make an appointment and you will receive a personal, no-obligation tour of my garden where everything is set up and in operation. Of course you can then answer all your questions about (worm) composting.

How long can you store compost worms in the packaging?

You can easily store the compost worms for 2 weeks in the bag in which they are sent. They are packed in a large amount of growing soil. That is compost, bedding and nutrition for at least 2 weeks. Make the contents of the bag of compost worms nice and moist However, it is important… Continue reading How long can you store compost worms in the packaging?

Workshop “Make your own Balkonton” will no longer be held.

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I am regularly asked when there will be anotherBalkonton MakingBalkonton ” workshop. Unfortunately, I must then reply that I no longer teach this workshop. It was always a lot of fun and inspiring to do. But I quit anyway. It often took me 2 days to pack all the tools and materials, transport them, conduct… Continue reading Workshop “Make your own Balkonton” will no longer be held.

Why doesn’t a worm bin stink?

WORM BIN Capacitietfore-average family. Can be transformed into a planter with a special lid

A well-functioning worm bin smells like fresh forest soil, with perhaps a hint of coffee or banana, just what you fed to your worms last. Compost worms eat your waste as soon as it starts to rot. Before the bacteria that cause the stench of rotting fruit can develop. Only if you feed your compost… Continue reading Why doesn’t a worm bin stink?

October: time to plant garlic

In October, you can still sow winter peas and turnip greens. But even the smallest balcony is not yet filled with that. That’s why here’s the October plant tip: Garlic From October to even December you can plant garlic. In the spring you make garlic butter from your own harvest. Instead of writing a whole… Continue reading October: time to plant garlic

Mulching?

What is mulching? Mulching is covering the earth with material. At first, you do it to prevent dehydration. You can use anything for this. From pebbles to dry leaves. Why mulch? Your mulch layer protects the earth from the sun’s radiation and prevents evaporation. So you save water and protect your plants from drying out.… Continue reading Mulching?

Catching compost worms

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I’m currently experimenting with ways to catch tiger worms (or compost worms) myself. Of course you can just buy them, but catching them yourself seemed like a nice idea. Here is the first report of my progress. I would love to hear your experiences and tips! The goal is to collect the best tips. On… Continue reading Catching compost worms

How much waste can compost worms convert per day?

The Eisinia Fetida can, under ideal conditions, convert approximately its own weight in waste per day into vermicompost. In addition, the volume of your waste shrinks to 20% of the waste volume. The Eisinia Hortensis eats a little less, but has other positive properties. If you start your Balkonton with a handful of worms, you… Continue reading How much waste can compost worms convert per day?

What is the difference between earthworms and compost worms

Wat is het verschil tussen een regenworm en een compostworm

Sometimes the name earthworm is used as a collective name for all kinds of worm species. But usually this means the gray worm or Aporrectodea calliginosa. Grey worms are soil dwellers. They eat themselves through the soil and that is good for the soil structure. In the Netherlands, this is the most common worm. They… Continue reading What is the difference between earthworms and compost worms

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