Ooooooh! I've messed it up!! Help?
I think I have completely messed up my wormery and having read lots of your posts I'm a bit confused so can I just please check that I have understood correcetly? I set it up about september time. I can't remember how many worms I ordered but 200 rings a bell. I put the worms in with about 6 inches of compost and then have been steadily adding my kitchen waste. I haven't put much in over the last month as I guessed they might not be doing much as it has been so cold. I went out to look today and rummaged around a bit and I don't know how it is supposed to look but it's not very pleasant! The bin is just over half full (small dust bin size) and I haven't got any compost just loads of rotting vegitation which doesn't smell very nice and lots of small flies. The worms are still in there and are alive but I'm guessing I must have over done it? Am I right in understanding that I need to pick the worms out, take about half out and put a load of shredded news paper in? Do you think I should buy more worms too? The bin has been filled with mainly veg pealings cooked veg scraps, egg shells and tea bags. I have just left the tap open to drip over the winter as I knew I would forget to empt it in the cold weather and didn't want them to drown. Any suggestions appreciated. Lorraine X