VermiGo ~ Your Urban Oasis

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Through the process of vermicomposting (composting with earthworms), VermiGo transforms your organic waste into nutrient rich vermicompost and tea. Unlike traditional vermicomposters, VermiGo allows for herbs, small fruits, vegetables or decorative plants to be grown directly in the built-in vertical garden beds. Plant roots have access to organic nutrients from the vermicompost, which encourage plant health and growth.

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in organic waste processing.

VermiGo ~ Your Urban Oasis

Live waste-free

VermiGo can process up to 3kg of organic waste per week.

VermiGo ~ Your Urban Oasis

Produce valuable vermicompost

Vermigo produces food for your plants in the form of vermicast and nutrient tea.

VermiGo ~ Your Urban Oasis

Enjoy an odorless design

VermiGo has an active carbon filter in the vermicomposter lid to allow the compost to breath.

VermiGo ~ Your Urban Oasis

Grow fresh food

VermiGo allows you to grow a large variety of herbs, salad greens, vegetables or even fruit.

VermiGo ~ Your Urban Oasis

Collect organic fertilizer

The cast and tea can be neatly collected using the collector tray and tap located at the bottom of the vermicomposter. Use these completely natural forms of fertilizer to boost the health and vibrancy of your plants.

VermiGo ~ Your Urban Oasis

Turn your space into an oasis

Use VermiGo to transform your wall into a beautiful garden oasis full of nourishment. For a larger, greener wall and increased composting capacity, mount multiple Vermigos Seamlessly side-by-side.

Vermicomposting and vertical gardening combined magnificently.

VermiGo’s minimal design will beautifully complement your space and help you create your own oasis.

Fast Assembly and Easy Installation

VermiGo’s modular design makes assembly and installation simple and Easy.

Quality build

VermiGo is made from high grade stainless steel to deliver a quality product that is built to last.

Made locally in Europe

VermiGo is manufactured and distributed within Europe to reduce our carbon footprint and support local economies.

Ideal for your household

VermiGo units can be combined to grow with the organic waste processing needs of your household, restaurant or workplace.

Optimised for a two

A single VermiGo module is large enough to comfortably manage the organic waste produced by two.

Be green and healthy

VermiGo is a positive way to make a difference. Become part of the the solution and improve your quality of life.

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FAQ

Vermicomposting is a biooxidation process in which earthworms (Eisenia andrei) act in synergy with microbial populations to degrade organic matter. It is a natural, odourless, much different from traditional composting. Earthworms ingest waste then excrete casts – dark, odourless, nutrient- and organically rich, soil mud granules that make an excellent soil conditioner. Earthworm casts are a ready-to-use fertilizer that can be used at a higher rate of application than compost, since nutrients are released at rates that growing plants prefer. Turning organic wastes into compost takes 22–32 days, depending on density of waste and earthworm maturity (regular composting requires 30–40 days, followed by 3–4 months curing).

Text written by Ing. Ladislav Bakay PhD. for VermiGo. All rights reserved.
Slovak University of Agriculture, Department of Planting Design and Maintenance

Vermicomposting is a biooxidation process in which earthworms (Eisenia andrei) act in synergy with microbial populations to degrade organic matter. It is a natural, odourless, much different from traditional composting. Earthworms ingest waste then excrete casts – dark, odourless, nutrient- and organically rich, soil mud granules that make an excellent soil conditioner. Earthworm casts are a ready-to-use fertilizer that can be used at a higher rate of application than compost, since nutrients are released at rates that growing plants prefer. Turning organic wastes into compost takes 22–32 days, depending on density of waste and earthworm maturity (regular composting requires 30–40 days, followed by 3–4 months curing).

 

Vermicompost does not need curing, but fresh compost undergo 2 weeks of nitrification where ammonium transforms to nitrate, a form that plants can uptake. Worms should not be crowded, so the ideal stocking density is 150 earthworms/L of wastes. They ingest about 75% of their body weight/day; a 0.2 g worm eats about 0.15 g/day. Earthworms should be allowed about 1 week to migrate from finished vermicast to fresh waste. A typical nutrient analysis of vermicompost is C:N ratio 12–15:1; 1.5%–2.5% N, 1.25%–2.25% P2O5 and 1%–2%, K2O at 75%–80% moisture content. The slow-release granules structure of earthworm casts allows nutrients to be released relatively slowly in sync with plant needs.

Ammonium is the main contributor to salinity levels in the substrate. Earthworms are repelled by salinity levels above 5 mg/g. Therefore, if the starting material is low in salt, the resulting vermicast will be as well. In fresh vermicompost, ammonium mineralized in the earthworm gut is nitrified over 2 weeks.

 

The ideal feed for earthworms is food or animal waste and fresh, green, plant waste, rich in nitrogen or precomposted (for up to 2 weeks to make it easier to digest). Ideally, earthworm feed has a 25:1 carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio and a pH between 6.5 and 8 (close to neutral) – sudden pH fluctuations repel earthworms.

 

Ideal earthworm feed is:

  • porous, allowing oxygen to penetrate
  • warm (25°C): worms can survive in temperatures 0°C–35°C, but at lower temperatures they are not as active and die at freezing temperatures
  • moist, but not wet: 75% moisture is ideal, like wet soil at field capacity (earthworms migrate out of wet materials)
  • not too dense: below 640 kg/m3 (40 lb/ft3) – like the fluffy density of peat moss
  • not salty: below 0.5% salinity – higher is too toxic
  • devoid of toxins such as de-worming medicine, detergent cleansers, pesticides and tannins


Vermicomposting does not go through a thermophilic stage as required by North American legislations for pathogen eradication. On the other hand several opportunistic human pathogens may be found in vermicompost, and their populations are likely kept in check by antagonists.

Text written by Ing. Ladislav Bakay PhD. for VermiGo. All rights reserved.
Slovak University of Agriculture, Department of Planting Design and Maintenance

You can compost fruit, vegetables, unseasoned, animal product free, oil free, cooked food, coffee grounds, tea bags and loose tea, paper, soft plant trimmings and crushed eggshell.

You can compsot up to 3 kilograms of kitchen waste per week

The decomposition time depends on the size of your worm colony. Typically it takes three weeks for the worms to process new compost and a few weeks for the vermicast to mature.

An active carbon filter in the vermicompost lid neutralizes smells and allows the compost to breath. VermiGo is odorless when the level of moisture in the compost is not too high. The planting beds and ventilation through the compost lid help to reduce excess moisture.

A colony of at least 500 worms is recommended.

Worms will be provided or available through a local worm distributor.

The vermicomposter lid is designed to keep flies out of the compost. Eggshell powder between layers of fresh compost is also an effective way of deterring flies.

The compost will not rot if your worm colony is large enough to handle the amout of compost you feed them.

The best location for your VermiGo can be decided based on your preference and the growing requirements of your plants. Extended exposure to direct light in hot months is not recommended.

For now, VermiGo has one look, but the door/table may become available in different wood finishes.

For now VermiGo is only available in it’s full size.

You should avoid composting, animal products, grain, oil, citrus – like lemons and grapefruit, nuts, spicy vegetables – like onion and garlic, spicy fruit – like chiles, pits of fruit or anything that the worms can’t eat. These items cannot fit through the compost silo screen and will block the holes in the screen and prevent the mature vermicast from passing through.

If some worms are found in the collector tray at the bottom of the vermicomposter; it may be a sign that the compost is too wet or that something was feed to the worms that they really don’t like. Once the compost is dyer, the worms will use the worm ladders at the ends of the collector tray to climb back into the compost.

The worms can only survive winter temperatures below zero degrees celsius if the compost left to dry and provide a buffer to insulate them fom the cold. If the compost is too wet the worms will freeze and die. When temperatures drop below 10 degrees celsius, the worms move more slowly and become less productive.

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