EkosolFarm KompostBox Vermicomposting Unit (Worm Recycling)
Vermicomposting, (earthworm composting) turns many types of kitchen food scraps into nutritious soil amendments or growth media for plants. When vermicompost is added to soil, it boosts the nutrients available to plants and enhances soil structure and drainage.
Vermicompost Fertilizer helps plants grow bigger and produce higher yields, and it can reduce the impact of some pests and diseases.
Recycle your household organic wastes like fruits peels, coffee & tea pulps etc. to very valuable and powerful organic fertilizer with worms.
Revaluate Your Domestic Wastes with
EkosolFarm KompostBox Vermicomposting worm bin
Produce Your Own Organic Fertilizer!
If You Produce Your Own Worm Fertilizer,
You can produce 100% Organic Fruits and Vegetables on your balcony or in your garden from 100% Organic Seeds, and you will not have to eat unhealthy chemical foods!
Tasty organic foods will soon be on your dinner table!
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EkosolFarm 100% Organic Worm Castings (Vermicompost) is a product that respects the soil, that is sensitive to its environment and that is produced around the concept of recycling.
Revaluate Your Domestic Wastes and Produce Your Own Organic Worm Fertilizer with EkosolFarm KompostBox.
What is EkosolFarm KompostBox?
With its shortest description, it is an Organic Waste Recycling, Vermicomposting Plant.
Thanks to EkosolFarm KompostBox vermicomposting worm bin, you now can transform those valuable organic leftovers from your vegetables, fruit peels and residues, egg shells, etc. to valuable organic wastes to produce a high quality 100% Organic Vermicompost Fertilizer.
What is Worm Fertilizer?
Also known as eartworm worm castings, Vermicast, Vermicompost?
It is a high quality 100% organic fertilizer obtained from your domestic wastes that pass through the digestive system of the worms that are present in your EkosolFarm KompostBox.
Are There live Worms in the EkosolFarm KompostBox?
There are 500 pieces Eisenia Foetida (Eisenia_fetida) also known as the Red California Worms in your EkosolFarm KompostBox that will produce 100% Organic Worm Fertilizer by eating the domestic wastes that you will place in your KompostBox.
Why Eisenia Foetida Type Worms?
Regular soil worms are also good for aerating the soil. But because such worms are bigger in size, they cannot move as fast as these worms. And they do not dispose all the food they have consumed because they use some part of it for their own use to grow. They also do not reproduce and produce quickly.
On the other hand, Eisenia Foetida type worms are cultured worms. Because they are thinner in mass, their movement skills are higher. They can therefore open up more galleries in the soil for aeration.
They are much more active and so they reproduce much more quickly. Your limited amount of worms will soon increase in number and produce bigger amounts of compost. These worms are much more resistant to diseases and amount of enzymes that break down the food in their digestive systems are higher.
This enables you to obtain a higher quality compost.
Will the Worms in your KompostBox escape to your Kitchen, Balcony or your Garden?
No. Animal will leave a happy environment. As long as they are properly fed in a quiet and calm environment, your worms will lead a happy life in their KompostBox. They have no tendency to get out of their environment unless you try to see them.
If your worms are trying to escape from their KompostBox, there is probably a feeding or environmental problem. In this case, it is advised that you overview your applications and try to follow the guidelines carefully.
Worms that might escape from KompostBox can only travel 50 cm. away. Unfortunately, they will die after going this far. You can place any dead worms back into the KompostBox.
How do the Worms Produce Compost?
When you purchase your EkosolFarm KompostBox, you should prepare a “bed” for your worms at the lowest tray with paper carton and soil. You can place the worms and the food mixture that come with your KompostBox on this bed.
On the next tray that that you will place on top of this bed tray, you should place your domestic wastes. You worms will climb to this second tray to eat the wastes.
After a tray is full of compost produced by the worms, the worms will climb upwards to another tray for food. You can now use the compost produced in the lower tray to fertilize your plants.
What do Worms Eat?
These miraculous domestic recycling creatures are vegetarian by nature, so they consume vegetables, fruit peels, leaves, carton pieces and paper with non-colored (black) ink. Their favorite food is banana skins and tea/coffee residues. What they dislike and what is lethal for them is chemical wastes.
Does EkosolFarm KompostBox Produce Bad Odors?
Domestic wastes that you will place in your EkosolFarm KompostBox such as vegetables fruits, tea/coffee residues and paper will never produce any bad odors, flies or maggots because they will be in direct contact with the worms.
Actually, this is another miracle of these worms. The “coelom” liquid present in their digestive system as well as on their bodies prevents your domestic wastes to produce bad odors, flies, etc.
What is the function of the tap on your EkosolFarm KompostBox?
This tap is the appliance that enables you to collect the “Compost Tea” that will drain from the composts produced by your worms.
This “tea” that is collected drop by drop each day in your KompostBox is the most valuable nutritive element for your plants.
Is Worm Compost Beneficial for Plants?
Worm fertilizer is the strongest and most effective of all organic fertilizers.
According to the academic researches conducted by the California Food and Agriculture Union, worm compost has been observed to increase production efficiency of vegetables and fruits up to 70%.
100% organic worm compost also enhances the capacity of the soil to retain water and to aerate due to its organic content. The bodily liquids (coelom liquid) of the worms that pass on to the compost develops a resistance in plants against pathogens.
The digestive system of these worms host many microorganisms useful for plants, bacteria that affix nitrogen, micorisal fungi, and natural growth hormones that have an antibiotical effect as well as enzymes. The enzymes that pass onto the compost along with concentrated nutritive elements provide healthy and quick growth of plants.
What to watch out for in your EkosolFarm KompostBox Vermicomposting Units?
The First Step:
After setting up your vermicomposting bin EkosolFarm KompostBox, you should prepare a bed for your worms in the first tray above the liquid tray with corrugated cardboard, paper with non-colored (black) ink, or cartons.
This bed should only be set up on the first tray. If you repeat the bedding on the other trays, you will prevent the worms to climb to upper trays through the holes of each tray.
How to Feed the Worms:
Because the digestive systems of the worms are sensitive to acidic nutrients, all citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and tangerines, onions, garlic, meat and dairy products, salad remains that are no rinsed from vinegar and lemon juice, melon and watermelon skins that have not been drained from their juices, spike leaves (of pine, cypress) and oak leaves should never be given as food.
Tomatoes, Peppers, Egg plants, lettuces, cabbages, vine leaves, cucumbers, beans, skins of pinto beans, bananas (favorite), carrot residues (favorite), squash. broken egg shells (balances the acids), leaves (except spikes and oak), mildly dried grass, leftovers of your vegetable harvest (grinded), small quantities of soil, tea and coffee residues (favorite), small quantities of sugar, parsley, mint (small quantity), apples, pears, peaches, cartons, corrugated cardboard, non-colored newspapers, coconut shells.
Meat and dairy products, spine leaves, oranges, lemons, tangerines, melons and watermelons that have not been drained from their juices, fats, paper with colored prints, onions, garlic, citrus fruits, seeds, leaves (spiked and oak), bread, cake, pasta, magazine pages, potatoes.
Feeding the Worms
This is entirely about how much time you can invest in this matter. Because the worms do not have teeth, the smaller the pieces of food, the quicker you will obtain your compost.
If your KompostBox cannot keep up with your domestic wastes and you do not want to throw away your wastes, you can grind, drain and freeze them until you use them to feed your worms again. If you do not have time for the above, you can put the food in the trays as a whole.
When Will You Start Obtaining Your Compost?
The more worms you have, the more compost you will obtain. You should start with at least 500 worms. The amount of area you leave for the compost will also affect your output. Smaller quantities of worms will slow down the composting and will also slow down the reproduction rate.
Most part of the food you will be giving the worms will be water. The mass of the foods you give your worms will soon decrease with evaporation. Each worm eats and evacuates as much as its own weight. If you have started with a 40cm x 40 cm area, you should own 200-500 worms.
Golden rules about the environment and the feeding of the worms:
• Worms do not like light or sunlight; they will die shortly after leaving the food or soil pile. For this reason, you should create a dark environment for them.
• Worms can move around much easier in damp areas. The food you will give will provide sufficient moisture. Nevertheless, you should check the humidity of the food pile, especially during hot weather. If you think the food pile is not damp enough, you should moisturize the food pile by sprinkling with a spray bottle, but do not pour water over the pile.
• If the food pile is very wet, you can balance the moisture level by adding paper or corrugated cardboard to the food.
• Worms do not like very hot or very cold weather. They will increase their eating speed between 10–20°C. The lid of the top tray should be opened for ventilation during very hot days.
• Worms will go to sleep below 5°C. They will die in temperatures below 0°C.
• Trays should be filled slowly and in small quantities until they are full.
• Each tray should be filled to a maximum level of 5 cm.
• If the worms have not moved to the upper tray, you should give a pause to the feeding until they do.http://ed.ted.com/lessons/vermicomposting-how-worms-can-reduce-our-waste-matthew-ross