Worm farming is a great way to enhance your efforts and results for waste and rubbish removal in Linley Point.
Great for both kids and adults, a worm farm is an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to reduce food waste that goes into landfill. It’s a fun and interesting alterative that sees you turn organic kitchen waste into fertiliser for your garden in the most natural and organic way possible.
How does worm farming work?
Worms consume organic waste from your kitchen, including fruit and vegetable peelings. During their digestive process, they turn this waste into liquid fertiliser as well as solid waste which is referred to as worm castings. If you put these worm waste products your garden and pot plants, it will help them grow and thrive. Worm liquid, while it sounds somewhat revolting, is a great alternative to purchased fertiliser. The liquid the worms in your worm farm produce needs to be diluted with water so that it is the colour of weak tea. Excess liquid that your worms produce can be bottled and properly, clearly labelled for later use.
Worm farms and their associated products can be purchased directly from vendors including Bunning’s and other local garden centres. Your local council will most likely also provide information on worm farming via their website.
- Worms need a cool and shady spot and can be located either inside or outdoors. DO not place your worm farm in heat or direct sunlight- the worms will not thrive and they may die.
- Choose the size of your worm farm based on your allocated space as well as the volume of organic waste you generate in your home.
- While there are commercially-produced, ready-made worm farms available, or you can easily make your own.
- Worm farms can be created by yourself using untreated wood, recycled plastic, or even polystyrene vegetable boxes. It’s very important that you never use treated wood for a worm farm as it can leach chemicals into the farm and be detrimental to the worms.
- Worms will need a bed made of soil, leaves, and shredded paper crafted to a depth of 15cm. It needs to be kept moist but not too wet.
- Purchase worms from a commercial worm producer or your local garden centre or nursery. Start with 1000-2000 worms – if their farm is kept healthy, they will breed.
- Worms need to be kept damp, cool, and covered.
- Feed your worms: tea leaves, breadcrumbs, vegetable peelings, fruit peelings, crushed eggshells, and very small portions of moistened paper products like cardboard egg cartons. No meat, fish, or dairy! Chop all the worm food as small as you possibly can. Feed small amounts regularly and in one location within the farm at a time.
- Cover newly provided food with a light layer of the worms’ bedding material.
- Don’t overfeed your worms! Only offer more food when the last meal has been almost finished.
- Worms don’t like citrus peel, garlic or onion.
- Empty the harvesting tray of liquid regularly using the tap.
- Check the website of your local council for more information on worm farming!
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