Vermiculture

Vermi compost bed in construction

Vermi compost bed in construction

We have a vermincompost system which we use to  make high  value compost for our soil fertility.  The compost is produced through the action of special worms, Eisenia fetida. The worms are known  to have special characterics; they are heavy feeders, in fact they feed on material half their body weight in a given feeding session. Their breeding rate is also prolifically high.

Worm juice collection gutter in place

Worm juice collection gutter in place

Filling the bed with nitrogenous organic waste materials

Filling the bed with nitrogenous organic waste materials

Filling the bed with dry organic waste materials

Filling the bed with dry organic waste materials

Introducing starter culture

Introducing starter culture