How many worms do I need?
For our 140L worm habitat, our recommended starting quantity is 2kg (8,000) worms. This extra room to move allows the worms to settle into their new environment and reproduce up to full capacity within the first 3-6 months.*
If you’re looking to accelerate your vermicomposting journey, it’s possible to go for gold and start with 3kg (12,000) worms. Straight away, your habitat will be processing significant amounts of waste, on track to reaching full processing capacity within the first couple of months.*
If you’re patient and are happy to wait for your worms to reproduce up over time, you can start your journey with any quantity of worms! Our budget friendly suggested starting point is 1kg (4,000), this will take approximately 6-9 months to achieve full processing capacity but will give your worms plenty of room to relax into their new home.*
*Note: Worm reproduction rates can vary; these estimates are based on optimum conditions being met in the worm farm.