Coco Coir - Worm Bedding
Coco Coir is a proven, eco-friendly worm bedding and soil amendment made from coconut husks.
Incorporating coco coir into a worm bin enhances the living environment for the worms and aids in the composting process. Start by hydrating the coco coir brick with water, allowing it to expand into a moist, fluffy consistency. The expanded coir should be laid as a base in the worm bin, providing a comfortable, aerated, and moist bedding for the worms to thrive. Ensure the coir is not too wet to avoid waterlogging, and it should be fluffy to allow for adequate aeration.
The pH-neutral nature of coco coir makes it safe and beneficial for the worms. It also helps in absorbing excess moisture from the kitchen scraps and other organic materials added to the worm bin, maintaining an optimal moisture level that supports worm health and activity. Regularly check and manage the moisture levels, adding more coir as necessary, to ensure a balanced environment that encourages efficient vermicomposting and the production of high-quality worm castings.
2 coco coir bricks are the perfect amount of bedding to start a medium-sized worm bin. Use 4-6 in a Hungry Bin or large bin.
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If your bin becomes too wet, smells bad, or the bedding starts to break down and compact, it’s time to add fresh coco coir to maintain a balanced, healthy environment for the worms. Generally, adding fresh bedding every 2-3 months can be a good practice, but it’s essential to observe your specific setup and adjust accordingly to maintain optimal conditions for worm health and effective composting. Always ensure that the coco coir is pre-moistened before adding it to avoid drawing moisture away from the worms and the existing compost.
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