How many worms?
Our recommended starting quantity is 1kg (4,000) worms. At full capacity the worm farm can house up to 4kg (16,000) worms. We find this starting point works well as it gives you time to learn the ropes of worm farming and allows the worms to breed up in their new environment while giving them a bit of extra space while they settle in.
Worms will reproduce and self-regulate numbers to suit the size of their environment. Given the right conditions numbers should double once every 3 months*. Therefore, if you start with our recommended quantity of worms you should reach full processing capacity of the worm farm within around 6 months.
*Note: Worm reproduction rates can vary; these estimates are based on optimum conditions being met in the worm farm.