The Junior Wormery – 18 Litre Wormery

The Junior Wormery – 18 Litre Wormery

The Junior Wormery – 18 Litre Wormery

Are you looking for an eco-friendly way to compost your kitchen waste? Look no further than the Junior Wormery – an 18 litre wormery designed for small-scale composting. With its compact size and efficient design, it’s perfect for households with limited space or for those who want to start composting on a smaller scale.

How Does the Junior Wormery Work?

The Junior Wormery works by utilizing the natural composting abilities of worms. The wormery is divided into several layers, with the bottom layer acting as a collection tray for the liquid produced during the composting process. This liquid, known as worm tea, is a nutrient-rich liquid fertilizer that can be diluted and used to nourish your plants.

The upper layers of the wormery contain a bedding material, such as shredded newspaper or cardboard, which provides a comfortable environment for the worms. Kitchen waste, such as fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, and eggshells, can be added to the wormery. The worms will then consume the waste, breaking it down into nutrient-rich compost.

Setting Up the Junior Wormery

Setting up the Junior Wormery is quick and easy. Start by placing a layer of bedding material in the bottom of the wormery. Moisten the bedding material with water until it is damp but not soaking wet. Next, add a handful of composting worms to the wormery. These worms can be purchased from a local garden center or online.

Once the worms are added, you can start adding your kitchen waste to the wormery. It’s important to avoid adding meat, dairy, and oily foods, as these can attract pests and create unpleasant odors. Instead, focus on adding fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, and crushed eggshells.

The Benefits of the Junior Wormery

The Junior Wormery offers several benefits for both the environment and your garden. Firstly, it reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Secondly, it produces nutrient-rich compost that can be used to improve the health and fertility of your garden soil.

Additionally, the worm tea produced by the Junior Wormery is a natural and organic fertilizer that can be used to nourish your plants. It’s a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers, providing your plants with the nutrients they need to thrive.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Q: How often should I feed the worms in the Junior Wormery?
  2. A: It’s best to feed the worms small amounts of kitchen waste regularly, rather than adding large quantities at once. This helps to prevent the waste from rotting and creating unpleasant odors.

  3. Q: Can I keep the Junior Wormery indoors?
  4. A: Yes, the Junior Wormery can be kept indoors as long as it is placed in a well-ventilated area. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

  5. Q: How long does it take for the worms to compost the waste?
  6. A: The composting process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the temperature and the amount of waste being added. Regularly check the wormery and harvest the compost when it is dark, crumbly, and earthy in texture.


The Junior Wormery is a fantastic solution for small-scale composting. Its compact size, efficient design, and ease of use make it a great choice for households with limited space. By composting your kitchen waste with the Junior Wormery, you can reduce waste, improve soil fertility, and nourish your plants with natural and organic fertilizer. Start your composting journey today with the Junior Wormery!

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