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· Getting stated

Apply composter
In 5 steps, your WormUp HOME is ready to go.

Preparation: Insert ceramic elements in water
If you have room, put the composer's ceramic elements in water for a few hours. Thus, the composter already has a base of moisture and will dry out less quickly. Nevertheless: in the beginning it is important to regularly control the humidity.

1) Provide ingredients
First, unpack the composter. IMPORTANT: The composter will be filled from bottom to top. So we start with the floor element. The floor is the element with the hole in it. The hole is an emergency drain and is to be covered up with the "WormUp" pottery shard (will be sent with the worms), so that only water, but no worms disappear. Note that the composter is not exposed to direct sunlight. It's best to place it in a sheltered, shady spot.

2) Filling with worms
Next, we gently fill the worms from the bag into the soil element. If the composter particularly the floor element hasn’t been soaked in water. Make sure to moisten it with spray bottle.

3) Distribute and moisten worms
Carefully distribute the worms. - Since we ship the worms in a rather dry state, they now need ± 3 dl. Water. Slowly pour the water onto the surface. - IMPORTANT: In the next 12 weeks, regularly check the moisture and prevent it from drying out.

4) Prepare the first feeding of the worms
After moistening, the first feeding follows. The little rascals are hungry for your waste after their long journey. Ideal is for example:
- Soak one or two 6-ounce egg cartons or toilet paper rolls in water for 30 minutes. Then drain and chop them.
- Mix in approx. 300g biowaste (overview of worm feed).
- Distribute everything evenly over the surface and spray again with water.
- Pause for one week and then continue according to section 2.

Tip: If you lightly work the waste into the surface, this will helps to accelerate the degradation process.

Your WormUp HOME is now set up the grid gets added in later.

5) 1. Insert grid after at least 3-4 weeks
Your waste collapses during decomposing. 2cm will become 2mm! Grids are used for subdivision at «harvesting». They are mobile and gradually fall with time, down to the respective support. Check now and then that there is no space under the bars. This allows the worms to move up and down flexibly between the elements. More on our blog.

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