Compost worms (Eisenia fetida, Tennessee Wiggler, Red Californian …) are valuable helpers in the process of composting, and accelerate the degradation of your waste. The vermicompost obtained by the composting process includes a multiple of nutrients, as opposed to purely bacterially produced compost.
In any compost pile there are earthworms. The red wiggler worm, also known as compost worm (eisenia foetida) can eat half of its own weight daily. In good conditions, with adequate moisture and food supply, it multiplies rapidly. The earthworm provides a lumpy structure in the compost material, which can distribute oxygen better through the compost.
The compost worms love freshly rotted material, and stay approximately 20 cm below the surface, making them invisible inside the SUPERCOMP. They overwinter in cocoons, from which young worm slip out of again in the spring (from 6°C on).
Compost contains over 1 billion living beings per cubic centimeter, and is sanitized by nature, making it a valuable fertilizer which provides your plants with many defense substances (for example, penicillin) against diseases, fungus and pests. The SUPERCOMP offers the ideal living conditions (full aeration in the inner core piles) for the multiplication of the compost organisms, which are responsible for the processing of organic waste, making it possible to rapidly create high-quality, nutrient-rich compost. 1 kg of compost worms cost more on the market than the best meat from your butcher, and produce expensive worm humus.
Did you know that …..
- Earthworms live to be three to ten years old!
- The boys hatch after 21 days (depending on weather conditions)!
- The earthworm is sexually mature after 60 -90 days!
- Earthworm excrement contains enzymes which kill pathogens, thus contributing to soil health!
- Up to a million earthworms live under a soccer field!
- Earthworm create 5 times more nitrogen, 7 times more phosphorus and 11 times more potash than what the surrounding soil contains!
- Earthworm excrement is pH-neutral and therefore counteracts the soil acidification!
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