Worms & Composting

Answered by Jo Posted in Category Composting

Dear Jo

Would l need to add worms in a compost bin?

Brad Burrow

Dear Brad

If your compost bin doesn't have a base and is placed directly onto soil, you will not need to add worms - they will come to you!  Worms will head straight for the bin to tuck in to the tasty treats.  Soon it will be teeming with them. 

If your bin is a sealed unit, it will use heat for the composting process, which means that worms are not required to break down the material.

I hope this is helpful.  Please let me know if you need any further help.  Happy composting!

Kindest Regards


Jo Blackwell

Kitchen Gardener

Meet the Author: Jo Blackwell
Jo Blackwell

Jo Blackwell is our well-established Horticultural Advisor and the Kitchen Gardener in Stephanie's Victorian style Kitchen Garden. She caught the gardening bug when she bought her first home 21 years ago. Her first greenhouse soon followed and she later gained an allotment.

As well as tending the Harrod Horticultural Gardens, she enjoys maintaining her own vegetable plot at home. She has been a gardener for Harrod Horticultural for over 4 years now and has a wealth of experience in organic vegetable growing, ornamental gardening and in using all Harrod products.


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