Silke Gebauer

Silke Gebauer is a mother of two who loves being outdoors. You are likely to find her experimenting with companion planting, occasionally swearing at slugs or planting trees somewhere with friends. Permaculture is her big thing.

Wooden Wormeries - Designs and Plans

Types of Designs and Plans for a Wooden Wormery

Interest in wormeries is increasing and different designs to house composting worms are available to buy. Most of these worm bins are made of plastic due to its light weight, and it’s resistance to moisture and rot. But wooden wormery can work great as well.  In fact, wood offers a couple of advantages plastic can’t …

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best wormery composters in the uk

The Best Wormery Composters in the UK – Indoors and Outdoors

Zero wasters see them as a great way to reduce food waste going to landfill, gardeners highly value the worm castings, anglers are keen on easy access to bait worms and owners of a worm eating pet like knowing where the food for their pet comes from. We found the best wormery composters in the …

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Outdoor worm composting in winter

Outdoor Worm Composting in Winter – To Do or Not To Do?

Most people start their worm farm in spring, get it up to full worm castings production mode in summer, a little less in autumn and then start worrying about outdoor worm composting in winter. In this article you will find everything you need to know to protect your worm population against freezing temperature and help …

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temperature for worm composting

Best Temperature for Worm Composting with Red Wigglers

Whether you start a worm bin in spring or middle of the winder you need to think about temperatures right from the beginning. The ideal temperature for worm composting allows red wigglers turn as much organic waste into living, nutrient rich worm castings as they can and reproduce well, too.  Having the facts at your …

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Benefits of Worm castings

Benefits of Worm Castings for Stronger, Healthier Plants and Better Crops

When composting worms munch their way through rotting organic material like kitchen scraps and turn them into worm castings they silently, bit by bit create an elixir of life for soil and plants that can revive spent soil and support plants to thrive from seeds to harvest.  Some of the benefits of worm castings include …

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