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In the winter there were hundreds of worms in my wormery It is now empty of worms and the wormery is just compost and no worms. Does anyone know if this is a common problem. They had plenty of food to munch so where have they gone?
I did a course recently on composting so I will try to find out for you; it could be that the wormery became too cold and they died, or you did not feed them enough so the simply left,
My wormery is empty of worms too. They didn't escape so I think they may have perished during the cold winter although I moved the wormery into an outbuilding.
They were doing so well.
I think birdy is right, unless you have fed them something which they didn't like.
There are some wormerys that allow the worms to retreat from the tank in the base so that they don't drown.
Birdy, I saw one recently on the internetty thing which is made in Hampshire from recycled plastic, cost about £65 and they have been designing it for years and they think they have got it right re worm drowning.
I have 2 Daleks, but would like a 'hot bin', as far as I know EVERYTHING can go into it, it is v. fast too, but a.t.m. costs £129, So will wait for price to come down. Was going to get a wormery, but it seems problematical in the winter.
Due to my failure to put the wormery in the greenhouse during the winter, it stood outside through all that bad weather, and it is thriving. I removed a lot of stuff yesterday to mix with compost for my tomatoes and had to pick out lots of worms.
Welsh O, was it a very bitter winter where you are?
Welsh O. any more good info on wormerys, much appreciated
I'm not the person to ask! Sat down in the garden yesterday and read the instructions inside the wormery lid. They have obviously survived despite my care, not because of it!
the wormery was covered with two old carpets but I think the cold still got thru to them. Now perchased a new bunch of wriglers.thanks for the helpfull coments
Baggies, I expect you already know; worms do not like; citrus fruit and onions. Also I have learnt that most people lose their worms through OVER feeding.