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 new on the Harrod Horticultural block and has recently taken over her post as Horticultural Advisor and Kitchen Gardener in Stephanie's Kitchen Garden. She caught the gardening bug when she bought her first home 18 years ago.  Her first greenhouse soon followed and she later gained an allotment, where she grows her own organic fruit and vegetables.


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