Those lovely people at Omlet have sent us a Hungry Bin to try out. The Hungry Bin is a new worm based composter designed to quickly and efficiently produce compost and a liquid plant food, from kitchen scraps as well as weeds and other organic waste. The worms can apparantly get through 2kg of scraps every day (nom nom nom)!
According to the makers, the Hungry Bin has a larger surface area than other wormeries in the market, resulting in a greater population of worms. This reduces the time it takes to convert food waste into compost. The tapered shape of the bin compresses the compost as it forms, encouraging the worms to the surface, which makes the hungry bin more efficient than other systems. This also ensures that worms don't have to be separated from the finished castings, which are then collected in an easily removable container.
Ours arrived last week and with the nice weather returning I got it set up in the garden.
|Unpacking reminded me of the Russian Dolls, each part fitted neatly in the one before. |
Twinkles in the background keeping an eye on proceedings.
|The instuctions were clear to follow, and unlike me I actually read them rather than just dive in and hope for the best!|
|And there it is!|
|A kilo of worms in bedding arrived to get the bin started, once they get established they breed, and breed and breed!|
|And there they are, in their new home, ready to eat!|
Hungry Bin can be ordered directly from the Omlet Website - www.omlet.co.uk