Horticultural Wastes

Wonder Worms UK have considerable experience feeding what we call wet wastes. Less worm castings are produced from each ton of horticultural based worm foods due to the very high moisture content they contain, in some cases up to 90% moisture.

In order to maintain an aerobic condition in the worm production bed it is necessary to feed the worms more regularly, strip feeding little and often.

Bagging and Despatch

A worm grower living in the vicinity of a vegetable or fruit packing factory could in some cases be paid very high prices for diverting their wastes from special designated landfill sites to their worm farm.

Some of the wastes are now controlled wastes, and it is possible that licences from the environment agency might be necessary, exemptions are obtainable if agreed guidelines are observed and maintained in most areas. Following our system of using Horticultural wastes as recommended in our Training Video and Manual could bring the worm grower an added source of income.

Wonder Worms UK have had high productivity from using all of the following wastes, some have been fed neat, occasionally we have used a blend of various wastes mixed with straw horse, or cattle manure.

Lawn
  • Raw Carrots
  • Raw Potatoes
  • Cooked Mashed Potato
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Misshape Cucumbers
  • Mixed Salad Wastes
  • Apple Pumice
  • Pectin Extracted Fruit Waste
  • Dry Citrus Waste
  • Wholesale Market Downgraded Mixed Fruit And Veg

Grass clippings and general landscaping waste can be used with care and with knowledge of its origin with regards to chemical sprays and fertilizers to obtain our recommendations. Check out our Training Video and Manual.