The Lotus Suites practices waste segregation at all levels of waste output. Thus we are able to segregate the dry waste from the wet. The wet garbage is then compost at source. Onsite composting pits ensure that we are able to degrade our wet waste and reuse the compost as organic manure

Further we have also initiated the Nirmalya Composting. All our team members bring their Nirmalya (flowers offered to deities) which is collected and composted in a special pit. The Nirmalya which is commonly thrown into the seas, is composted onsite thus not adding onto the existing water pollution.

IN ALL TOGETHER WE HAVE - 7 PITS

SIZES OF PITS ARE - L -5.5 `, W -2.5 `, Ht - 2.5`

EACH PIT HAS SEVEN LAYERS

ROUND PEBBLES

  • PRE - WASHED COARSE RIVER SAND
  • SOIL MIXED WITH PROCESSED COWDUNG
  • DRY SUGAR CANE BAGASSE
  • PROCESSED SOIL WITH VERMICASTING
  • AGAIN DRY SUGAR CANE BAGASSE
  • PROCESSED SOIL WITH VERMICASTING & LOTS OF PRODUCTIVE EARTHWORMS.
THE ABOVE BEDS ARE STRUCTURED FOR THE PROPER FACILITATION OF VERMICULTURE PROCESS.
TIPS
Oxygen:
Worms are aerobic digesters. They require oxygen just as we do. It diffuses through their skin and they exhale carbon dioxide by the same process. If their environment becomes anaerobic, they will seek more favorable conditions. The louvered vents in The Worm Farm bin provide enough oxygen for the worms to survive, but it is recommend that you periodically fluff the bedding with a garden fork or trowel to help aerate it.

Temperature:
Redworms( Eisenia Foetida ) are most active at room temperature. However, they will tolerate a range of +40F to +85F. If the worms freeze, they will die. The Vermiculture Pits are kept out of direct sunlight.

pH:
This is the single most important condition to monitor regularly.Extremes in either direction may damage or kill worms. A pH between 7 & 8 is ideal for Redworms.High pH (alkaline): Adjust by adding a mixture of three (3) parts water to one (1) part white vinegar. Low pH (acid):adjust by adding crushed egg shells, oyster shell fluff, powdered limestone (not hydrated lime), or even baking soda. Egg shells work best or you can use athletic field lime. Excessive quantities of coffee grounds, orange, lemon or other citrus peels are acidic and can contribute to low pH conditions.

Light:
Although worms have no eyes, the sensory receptors in their skin are sensitive to light, particularly light of mixed wavelengths. When exposed, they will bury themselves in their bedding and will stay there until it is dark again.

Reproductions:
Redworms reproduce quickly and frequently. You will discover small, oval shaped cocoons throughout the bedding. Each cocoon contains one to several baby worms and will take several weeks to hatch. Baby worms look like tiny, white threads. An egg-shell is added to the bedding because worms requires some calcium to reproduce. The worm population is controlled by the limitations of their environment, so you don't have to worry about being overrun by worms.

Vibration:
Redworms will try to leave their home if it is located on or near a source of vibration (e.g. on top or next to a refrigerator).

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