Can compost worms withstand the heat?

Hou je wormenhotel uit de zon

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?

Separate parts for the round worm composter

loose tap round worm composter

Is your wheel or tap broken? Or your lid blown away? In the webshop you can now also buy individual parts for the round worm composter. TIP: in high winds or storms, place a stone on the lid to prevent it from being blown away

Refurbishment for the garden

Healthy soil, healthy plants, healthy bees

This autumn I’m going to tackle a piece in the garden where my plants are clearly struggling to keep their heads above water. Apart from grass, little wants to grow, and what I have planted has largely been eaten away by the snails, caterpillars and I know a lot. Above you can see what I… Continue reading Refurbishment for the garden

Wooden worm composter

Wooden base worm bin in kitchen

Wooden worm composterare popular because of their beautiful natural appearance. Not all wooden worm compostercan be placed outside, especially without additional protection

Whether or not to buy a worm bin (re)starter kit

worm bin boot package

The (re)starter package contains hemp mats, lava flour, worm feed and growing soil. You especially need the growing soil if your worms have had a hard time (hot summer or extremely cold winter, or little food during your holiday). You can also use the worm food if your worms need to recover or if you… Continue reading Whether or not to buy a worm bin (re)starter kit

How to use worm poop?

bag of free worm poop

Worm droppings that you buy ready-made can be immediately sprinkled on the soil or added to your plants. Worm droppings from your own worm bin can be quite wet but do not have to ripen first like cow dung. It can be useful to let the wet worm droppings dry first so that you can… Continue reading How to use worm poop?

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.

wormenbak maken workshop

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.

Compost in the city because your GFT is valuable.

Maak compost van je GFT

GFT is often collected separately, but still…. Cat litter pellets and cigarette butts Your carefully properly separated organic waste ends up in the municipal compost pile. Along with the neighbor’s cat litter, that woman around the corner’s cigarette butts, and that cute baby’s dirty diapers. All these things do NOT belong in the GFT bin,… Continue reading Compost in the city because your GFT is valuable.

How do you remove the worms from the compost?

compostwormen

If you are ready to harvest the bottom compost ring of your worm bin, most worms will have already migrated to the top bins. After all, that’s where the food is. You can process the compost with remaining worms and already just in the garden. You can also choose to remove the worms first. The… Continue reading How do you remove the worms from the compost?

Invasive exotics: whether or not on the compost bin or worm bin

Japanese knotweed

Do you also suffer from the Japanese knotweed? Then you might be wondering if you can just pull these plants out of the ground and throw them on your compost heap or in your worm bin. Full composting takes place when all green residues to be composted have been at least at a temperature of… Continue reading Invasive exotics: whether or not on the compost bin or worm bin

Anti-snail tip

A few snails in your Balkonton is not a problem: they eat the dead worms, digest waste. but unfortunately they also eat your plants. Anti snail tip: wrap some copper wire around the legs of your Balkonton or vegetable garden container. They never get over that. Make sure that the wire is ‘grounded’, so either… Continue reading Anti-snail tip

Ants in your worm bin

mieren in je wormenhotel

A few ants in your worm bin can’t hurt, but if there’s an invasion, it can get annoying. Fortunately, I have no experience with this myself. I can list a number of tips that I have collected here and there. With the question if you want to share your experiences. Add plenty of coffee grounds.… Continue reading Ants in your worm bin

The benefits of worm droppings or vermicompost

bag of free worm poop

The compost worms in your Balkonton or worm bin digest your organic waste. What remains is ‘vermicompost’. A mixture of worm droppings, fungi, bacteria, and organic matter. This worm droppings can be used as fertilizer. Worm compost has many advantages over other fertilizers. To name a few: 1: Your plants grow faster Worm droppings contain… Continue reading The benefits of worm droppings or vermicompost