Organic Living is a term used across all GM8 Group Ltd. brands to represent our dedication to providing products that promote a more sustainable lifestyle. We don’t limit organic living to the confines of grocery shopping i.e. choosing to buy foods that are free from harmful fertilisers and pesticides. More than this, to live an organic lifestyle means to enjoy the benefits of natural processes and ingredients. It is an approach to life that tries to eliminate unnecessary waste, and even make use of said waste.
Food waste can be recycled into incredible fertiliser for your garden. For decades, ardent gardeners and specialists in organic produce have waxed lyrical about making compost in the garden and how it is the perfect way to reduce food waste while producing feed for plants. Most of us have attempted to compost but may have found it difficult to keep on top of.
If you have tried your hand at composting, you may have noticed that worms and maggots end up infiltrating your waste heap. While many of us assume maggots and worms are a bad sign, in the world of organic living, they are most welcome. Worms will consume food waste quite quickly and will produce the right kind of compost that is required for feeding plants and soil. So, why not use worms to your advantage and have them do what comes naturally to them? In this way, Wormeries create amazing liquid feed for plants and a rich vermicompost that is perfect for helping plants grow.
For best results, it is important to use the right kind of worms. All products from Wormery come with recommended tiger worms that turn organic food waste into compost. The excrement they produce is extremely rich in slow-release nutrients, minerals and bacteria, which helps plants grow and protects them from disease.
Getting the balance right is essential for the health of a wormery. The worms will eat any dead and decaying organic matter including ordinary kitchen waste such as peelings, bread, cooked and uncooked scraps, tea bags, eggshells, and kitchen paper. Almost all organic waste can go into the wormery, as long as it has begun to decay prior to being added. A small amount of garden waste can be added too. Due to this complete composting cycle, using your very own vermicompost really is the most natural way to grow in your garden and is a fantastic example of organic living.
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