Setting up your Tui Worm Tower

Recycle your organic kitchen waste straight into the garden with the new Tui Worm Tower. Simply top up the Tower with your organic waste for the worms to process into rich nutrients to feed your plants.

Simple to assemble and easy to use, the Tui Worm Tower can hold up to 1,000 worms! We've put together a guide to setting up in your garden.

Shopping list

  • Tui Worm Tower
  • Composting (tiger) worms
  • Newspaper - make into strips
  • Straw
  • Leaf matter
  • Compost
  • Kitchen waste

 

1. Position in your garden bed & bury into the soil leaving the top flared section exposed.

1. Position in your garden bed & bury into the soil leaving the top flared section exposed.

2. In the base, start with a bedding of pre-moistened strips of newspaper.

2. In the base, start with a bedding of pre-moistened strips of newspaper.

3. Add leaf matter.

3. Add leaf matter.

4. Add straw.

4. Add straw.

5. Add compost.

5. Add compost.

6. Add composting (tiger) worms.

6. Add composting (tiger) worms.

7. Allow your worms a few days to settle before adding a handful of food scraps.

7. Allow your worms a few days to settle before adding a handful of food scraps.

Avoid feeding meat, dairy products, bread, onions, citrus peel and tomatoes (acidic).

Avoid feeding meat, dairy products, bread, onions, citrus peel and tomatoes (acidic).

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Setting up your Tui Worm Tower Comments

  • Do you sell tiger worms otherwise the only way to obtain them in Auckland is by buying a conventional worm farm...

    Jo Fletcher

    • Hi Jo, thanks for getting in touch. Tui doesn't sell worms, however they are available online at WormsRUs and at some Bunnings stores - suggest phoning the store to check they have some in stock first. 

      Tui Team

    • Thank you, I will explore the options you suggest 🤞🏻 - Jo

      Jo Fletcher

  • This is such a good type of worm farm, I would love to try it. Where can they be bought ?

    Esme Pohatu

    • Hi Esme, thanks for getting in touch and for your feedback on our new Worm Tower. The Tui Worm Tower is available at Mitre 10 and garden centres. Happy gardening.

      Tui Team

  • Excellent rose fert

    lesley vince

  • Hi there, can the tower be moved to different spots in the garden or is it best left in one place?

    Laura-Jane Booker

    • Hi Laura-Jane, thanks for your question. They are indeed movable and can be moved around the garden to improve soil in different areas as needed. To make it easier to dig up, a spade can be put down the side. Happy gardening!

      Tui Team

    • Awesome thanks and is it rat proof?

      Laura-Jane Booker

    • Hi Laura-Jane, yes it is. The Tower is placed 50cm down into the ground. Thanks!

      Tui Team

  • Hi there, Could you advise of the size of the unit? Considering purchasing but cant decide on the number of units I need as I cant find the size of these online. Many thanks, Jennifer

    Jennifer Carew

    • Hi Jennifer, thanks for your question. The Tui Worm Tower is approximately 52cm in length (which goes into the ground) and 22cm wide across the top where the lid sits. Hope that helps! 

      Tui Team

  • Hi, I'm looking for a way to dispose of dog poo, how would it affect a worm farm? Is it a possible option?

    kita

    • Hi Nikita, yes dog poo can be added to the Tui Worm Tower. One of our team members adds dog poo to hers. We would recommend a mixture of dog poo and vege scraps. Happy gardening!

      Tui Team