How many worms do you need for the Worm Factory 360?

How many worms do you need for the Worm Factory 360?

We recommend starting with 1 pound (approximately 800-1,000 worms) of worms for a healthy working population. You can start with fewer worms but it will take longer for your system to reach full operating capacity. The following instructions assume you will start your Worm Factory 360 with 1 pound of worms.

What should you not put in your worm bin?

Items you cannot compost in a worm bin:

  • Lemon, lime, orange or other citrus peels and juice (in excess this will make the soil too acidic)
  • Onions and garlic (a good rule of thumb is if it makes you smell, it makes your worm bin smell)
  • Meat, fats, grease, bones or oils (no butter, lard, stocks, soups, etc)

Who makes the Worm Factory 360?

Worm Factory 360 Black US Made Composting System for Recycling Food Waste at Home

Material Plastic
Color Black
Brand Worm Factory
Product Dimensions 17.95 x 17.95 x 14.95 inches; 11 Pounds
Shape Round

How do you set up a worm bin?

Six Easy Steps to Setting Up a Worm Bin

  1. Acquire a bin.
  2. Prepare the bedding.
  3. Add the worms.
  4. Bury food scraps under bedding.
  5. Place a full sheet of dry newspaper on top of the bedding.
  6. Cover and choose a spot for the bin.

Do lots of worms mean good soil?

To survive, earthworms need moist soils that have sufficient residue or organic matter for food. They improve soil structure, water movement, nutrient cycling and plant growth. They are not the only indicators of healthy soil systems, but their presence is usually an indicator of a healthy system.

How long does it take to set up worm factory 360?

The Worm Factory 360 is simple to set up and operate. Managing your Worm Factory 360 takes less than 15 minutes a week. Included with each Worm Factory 360 is a comprehensive instruction guide that make setup easy and give detailed tips on how to best manage your new Worm Factory 360 year-round.

What foods can you put in worm factory 360?

Adding household waste to the Worm Factory 360 is easy; just open the lid and toss the food in. Fruits, vegetables, grains, paper, egg shells, leaves, coffee grounds and more can be fed to worms. Three foods to avoid are dairy, meat, and citrus items; these can be harmful to the worms and are difficult to compost.

First, set the base where you want to keep your worm bin. This can be in a mud room, laundry room, attached garage, bathroom, or wherever else you wish to keep your worm bin. Put the sprinkler tray under the spigot on the base. Add a small amount of water to the base to make sure the spigot is not leaking.

How big is the worm factory 360 composter?

The Worm Factory 360’s compact design makes it perfect for use in any household indoors or outdoors and can hold thousands of composting worms at any given time. The composter has a small footprint of only 18 inches squared and will reach up to 28 inches tall when the trays are full of worm food and vermicompost.