Create organic fertilizer inside or outside your home or apartment using nothing more than common household waste like newsprint, cardboard, and food waste.
Urban worm bag continuous flow worm bins allow for worm-free harvests. There is never an emptying of the Urban Worm Bag.
- The top layer of the Urban Worm Bag features freshly-added food waste and bedding. Worms tend to stay near these top layers.
- Decomposition by worms and microbe continues in the middle of the Bag.
- The bottom of a mature Urban Worm Bag features ready-to-harvest worm castings that will be ready for use in your garden or grow operation. Worms keep working in upper layers so there should not be a need to separate them out.
- Any worm bin needs time for the worm and microbe ecosystem to develop.
- In the first few weeks, be very conservative with your feedings, adding only a cup or two each week until you see the waste is being broken down easily.
- Stop adding food waste and add bedding if you encounter foul odors, gnats, or fruit flies.
STAY SAFE WITH FEEDINGS
- Stick with non-dairy, non-meat food wastes.
- Worms love banana peels, apple cores, all sorts of melons & nearly all vegetable waste.
- Food waste is incredibly high in water content, so make sure to add dry bedding with each feeding. For a feeding, we recommend 2x the volume of bedding to food waste.
- Some users like to layer their food waste and bedding. Others like to mix them together. Pssst....we like to mix them together!
After 4 to 6 months *and* when your Urban Worm Bag is about 75% full, it's time to harvest! Remove the patented bottom of the "UWB" and get those castings!
FEED. YOUR. SOIL.
- Use castings as a top dress, a side dress, or mix into growing media at a 10% substitution rate, by volume.
- The microbes will help cycle nutrients, aid in water retention, promote faster germination, suppress pests and pathogens, and will simply feed your soil.
- Your garden or grow operation will thank you!
Don't forget to grab an Urban Worm Starter Kit to go with your Urban Worm Bag so you have everything you need to get started but the worms!
One of my jobs at the farm commune more than 45 years ago was to care for the worms which we propagated by feeding them old horse manure in wooden boxes.Now after all this time and finally having some free time away from my business and watching many online videos,I believe that I have found the best system for harvesting vermicompost……the Urban Worm Bag.You might say that it is a bit pricey but for me the ease of harvesting is well worth the price.Originally i had purchased a few plastic containers but never got around the drilling all the holes etc needed. The worms purchased (Jan/22) from Indoor Farmer as well as other items have arrived in excellent condition and as advertised.The staff here are very knowledgeable and helpful and I believe to have a great commitment to their clients and to their noble philosophy of operating a business