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Worm Vase - Composting in the Vegetable Patch

Worm Vase - Composting in the Vegetable Patch

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Explore the fantastic Worm Vase Composting System from Die Wurmkiste, perfect for eco-warriors!

This unique worm vase integrates seamlessly into your garden or terrace, sitting next to plants to transform organic waste into high-quality fertilizer. The process is simple: feed your kitchen scraps to the worms in the vase, and they will naturally nourish your plants with worm humus, an excellent plant food.

Crafted from durable fired clay, this system creates a perfect habitat for worms right in your vegetable patch, encouraging them to thrive and produce valuable humus. It's an effective way to care for your garden while embracing sustainable practices like reducing waste and CO2 emissions.

Available in two sizes, the small variant caters to about 0.75 m² of bed area, while the medium size covers around 1.5 m².

For those keen on comprehensive composting solutions, pairing this with Die Kleine: worm composter box can enhance your experience

It's not only beneficial for your garden but also an engaging way to contribute to a healthier planet!.

Sustainability Impact Areas

  • Durable
  • Recyclable /Compostable
  • Resource Efficient
  • Handmade / Made to order
  • Produced Regionally
  • Fair & Social

Sustainability Labels & Certificates

  • Klimabündnis

Product Specifications

With this simple fired clay system you can create a paradise for worms right in your vegetable patch. The worms will thank you by multiplying splendidly and producing their valuable droppings - worm humus is the most valuable plant fertilizer! – distributing them independently in the bed.

Available in two sizes , optionally with a worm population to start composting straight away in the bed:
-Size “S”: 0.7 liter volume, 16 cm height, 9 cm diameter (supplies approx. 0.75 m2 bed area with worm humus)
-Size “M” : 3 liter volume, 22 cm height, 15 cm diameter (supplies approx. 1.5 m2 bed area with worm humus)
-Both variants optionally with worms: A starting population contains around 500 compost worms in different stages (cocoon, young, adult) including approx. 6 liters of substrate enriched with microorganisms (compost and feed mixture)

Pro tips:
- If you have a worm bin that has been in use for some time, you can remove a small portion of the worms and their substrate to start the worm VASE.
- If you have a larger bed, you can use several worm VASEs spread throughout the bed.

Areas of application:
- Vegetable beds
- Raised beds
- large planters
- Vertical beds with a continuous body of soil
- Terracotta can also withstand cold temperatures and can be left in the bed in winter.

Application:
- Ideally, consider space for the composter when designing the bed or planting young plants.
- Dig a hole in the bed at the height of the clay composter. Dig out twice as much widthwise.
- Place the clay composter in the middle
- Place the worms and substrate all around the outside of the hole in the ground, and also place a small amount of worms with substratem in the worm VASE.
- Cover the outer area again with soil and moisten it slightly.
- It is best to start feeding immediately (1/3 of the clay composter can be filled straight away) to signal the worms about the food source.
- Then continue feeding as soon as it becomes apparent that the organic waste is losing volume.
- The Worm VASE can then be completely filled with organic waste.
- The worms distribute the humus largely independently throughout the bed.
- If a lot of finished humus accumulates IN the worm VASE, it can simply be removed with a spoon and the plants can be fertilized directly with it. This option is also great for making [worm tea/compost tea.](https://wurmkiste.at/wurmgefluester/wurmtee-wunderwaffe-fuer-kleingaertner/)
- Especially in the hot summer, it is important not to let the area around the composting bed dry out. So just pour it in!
- In winter the worms retreat to deeper layers of the earth. Start feeding early in the spring to attract them back up or, if necessary, feed them all year round if organic waste is recycled.

Available in:

  • EU Wide
  • Switzerland

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