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My Wormcity Wormery Arrived!

I'm so excited for worms... who knew! Seriously though these guys are going to be my new veggie garden BFFs and help me to create some worm castings for my soil each year.

The wormery is from whose service so far has been fantastic.

Why did I choose to buy a Wormery and do you need one?

My veggie plot is a concrete back yard, with no access to the ground soil. I plant in containers, which will require fresh compost for every new crop I plant. I need compost to rejuvenate my pot soil, so that I can grow new rotations for crops for my kitchen with a higher level of nutrition. This is something I don't feel I currently get from shopping in my local supermarket.

My main aim with this garden is to become more eco-friendly and sustainable, whilst on a budget and so recycling my waste and using that to create compost, which will save me money is a win-win.

If I bought a composter to degrade my kitchen food and container garden waste, they'd sit there in a pile probably rotting nicely on the concrete, but never being converted into reusable compost. 

To make compost I need worms!

Usually what would happen in gardens is that worms would tunnel their way up through the soil to get to your compost pile for food... in my case there's a layer of concrete in their way. So I'm opting to add them in from the top.

Here in lies my need for a wormery.

So do you need one? Not necessarily, but I do know plenty of people who use wormeries to create compost for their garden regardless of whether they have direct access to the ground soil or not and they are doing this because of the nutrients in worm castings (the worm poop).

The castings are rich in water-soluble plant nutrients, and contain more than 50% more humus than what is normally found in topsoil. Worm Castings are packed with minerals that are essential for plant growth, such as concentrated nitratesphosphorusmagnesiumpotassium and calcium

Although I'm limited in space and the type of gardening processes I can use I want to make sure I keep an eye on the details and to me it seems that starting with good soil basics is really important.

Better soil + organic seeds + organic feed = a higher nutrition in my vegan diet.

So you see I really am quite excited for worms today!

Sara x