Worms & 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