Tiger Wormery Tap
Tap for a Tiger Multi Tray Wormery.
Worm Compost Bedding
A Bag of Special Worm Compost for use with your Wormery. Please note that ordinary potting compost cannot be used in a Wormery.
Available in 1.5kg, 3kg and 4.5kg bags
Pelletised Worm Treats (3Kg Bag)
If your Wormery gets too wet from time to time you can simply add and mix in some dry shredded newspaper or cardboard.
Alternatively you can throw in a handful or two of these specially prepared wood based pelletised 'treats'
Made from 100% sustainably resourced and non contaminated wood waste, known as 'Ecowood' they rapidly absorb excess moisture, swell up and are readily processed by your happy Tiger Worms
In typical use a 3Kg bag should be plenty for one Wormery for about a year (although it won't do any harm if you use more).
Whilst by no means essential, they are an entirely natural accelerator to worm composting and a handful added every 3 or 4 weeks will help ensure your Wormery stays sweet, well balanced and working at its best.
At this price for a 3Kg bag they also represent great value.
Slimline Waste Caddy (Green)
Keep this handy Slimline Waste Caddy in your kitchen and use it to collect your kitchen waste for your wormery or composter. 10 Litres in capacity, this caddy is a robust, high quality container, with a unique size and shape that makes it easy to fit into cupboards (ideal for under the sink!) and easy to tip plates right in! These handy containers are bestsellers and made from recycled plastic.
Includes a carbon filter to eliminate odours.
Keep your worms thriving with our environmentally friendly soft lime mix. This mix will ensure that the environment in the Wormery is stable and non-acidic. Simply add a handful every month, or more if you use lots of acidic fruits.
Typically one bag (1.5kg) should last you 6 months or more!
Available in bags of 1.5kg, 3kg and 4.5kg
Moisture Mats for Wormeries
Our Wormeries work by harnessing the surface feeding nature of the hungry tiger worms contained within. This happens naturally as it's a trait of these composting worms to live near the surface rather than deep into the compost.
However, by adding a moisture mat to your Wormery you make it easier for the worms to find the surface and encourage them upwards. They can also help prevent occasional fly infestations by adding another barrier to the outside world.
Simply pop a damp mat on the surface of the food waste in your Wormery and leave it there. When you add new food waste, add it just underneath the mat.
The mat, being made of Coir and being natural will eventually degrade and be eaten up itself by the worms - so we supply them in packs of 3.
Our Moisture Mats are cut to size, so they will fit perfectly in all our Wormeries.
Composting with Worms - 123 page Paperback
George Pilkington, like our very own Clive Roberts (Managing Director) has been working with worms and preaching their benefits for nearly 20 years. He is regularly lecturing around the country on Worm Composting and is also the author of popular paperback 'Gardening for Wildlife'.
Composting with Worms is the collection and writings of his many years' experience as an unashamed worm composting fanatic!
An easy to follow, clear and concise guide - this illustrated book contains everything you should know about Worm Composting.
- How worms turn waste into compost
- Which worms to use
- The Best Uses for your Worm Composting and why it is so good
- What to do in the event of a Wormery failure - or if good bins go bad!
The Original Wormery Stand
This durable, strengthened plastic stand, ideal for sitting The Original Wormery on allows for easy access to the Tap at the bottom making it possible to withdraw the quality liquid plant feed generated by the Wormery.
Tiger Wormery Tray
Spare trays suitable for use with our multi-tray Tiger Wormery, our Pet Poo Wormery and our previous model The Worm Works Wormery.
Available in Black, Classic Terracotta or British Racing Green. Please note, that whilst we make every effort to colour-match as closely as possible, due to the recycled plastic content shades of Terracotta or Green may vary from the original product.
Tiger Worms are the best worms you can use in your Wormery. Supplied in a breathable pouch and sent by priority delivery service to arrive in fresh condition.
Can be purchased in pouches of approx 150 , 450 and 1000
So why are Tiger worms best for a Wormery?
The short answer:-
There are three native species of worm which are all good at the rapid processing of dead organic waste into nutrient rich compost these are:-
1) The Tiger worm, aka the Brandling worm. Proper name Eisenia fetida
2) The Bluenose worm, aka Dendobaena and the European night crawler and by some as Eisenia hortensis. Proper name Dendrobaena veneta
3) The Redworm, aka the red wiggler and the Brandling worm. Proper name Eisenia andrei
All are good and will work well in your wormery. But, for adaptability, conditions tolerance, versatility and composting rate the answer is..... The Tiger Worm.
Some Worm facts
1) Tiger worms are a little more expensive and significantly but not overwhelmingly better than Dendrobaena in Wormeries.
2) Young worms are preferable (hungrier!) to older worms.
3) When it comes to composting - the condition, age, size and species of worm is more important than their weight.
4) Tiger worms reach sexual maturity (they are hermaphrodite) in approx 6 weeks.
5) Dendrobaena are more widely available than Tigers as there is an established 'cottage' industry breeding them for anglers who hook them up as bait. They are also easier to harvest and are usually cheaper.
Wormery Booster Kit
Does your Wormery need a Top up?
We have put together a little kit of products that will keep your Wormery healthy and help to produce good compost and fertiliser.
- Some new Friends : A Bag of new Worms : Approx 150
- Some Treats : A 1.5kg Bag of Pelletised Worms Treats
- Some Medicine : A 1.5kg Bag of Lime Mix
Wormery Starter Kit
Includes everything you need to start (or restart) an empty wormery, or try your hand at making your own.
- Worm Bedding
- Calcified Seaweed lime mix
- A tap
- A handy information guide
- Packet of ~150 Tiger Worms
Wormery Winter Jackets
Protect your Worms from the frost and cold winter temperatures with these winter jackets and ensure maximum productivity all year round!
Designed especially for our Junior, Midi and Tiger Wormeries, these high-quality jackets will keep your worms working effectively and happily right through the winter months.
Original Wormery Insulation Jacket
Protect your Worms from the Winter Frost and ensure productivity all year round with this Winter Worm Warmer!
Designed especially for our Original Wormery, this high-quality insulation jacket will keep your worms working effectively and happily right through the winter months.