Worm Farming: What, Why, and How
The word “worm farming” may make it seem like a bigger job than it is. Benefits far outweigh the perceived inconveniences or difficulties of worm farming by a huge amount. Worms may be slimy and wriggly, but they do a lot of good for our environment. In nature, they break up the soil and help it grow.
Most farmers use chemicals to make their plants grow bigger. These chemicals kill off worms. This is a trick many farmers don’t know. They kill the animals that could help their plants grow bigger without using a lot of sprays and chemicals. Composting is a very easy way to make sure these important animals have a healthy and safe place to live.
This is a simple and small way to start worm farming. You just need to make a “worm jar.” A local organic grocery store should have some foam boxes that you can buy. Make a few holes in the bottom to let liquid drain, and put the first box on top of a second foam box. As soon as you have your box ready, you can add the “bedding.” It can be made from leaves, cardboard, or even newspaper. Bed sheets should only be about the thickness of your hand. Take the bedding out of its bag and soak it in water. Then put it in the foam box.
Another great way to make a worm jar that works well is to put something stable in the bottom box. This makes a safe island for the worms to climb up on if they fall through the top level box holes. You don’t even have to help the worms get back up into the top box!
As soon as you build your box and put down the bedding, you can add some worms! If you have worm farms, Redworms and Tigerworms are good things to have, as well.
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To start, you should put the worms in. Then, you can start adding your kitchen waste to the box.
It’s important to do it slowly and in small amounts.
Worms can be picky eaters.
- This means that they won’t eat anything that’s made with meat bones or dairy.
- They won’t eat uncooked potatoes, oranges, garlic, or onions.
- They will, however, eat cooked potatoes and cooked onions.
- As for apple cores and banana peels, they’ll eat them.
Then, cover the box with newspaper. When your worms are in place and you have added their first batch of waste, do this. When the box is dry, add water to it. It should be like a damp sponge. Place the box in a place that isn’t too hot or too cold. You can put it in your garden or garage.
I think the best thing about worm farming is the castings that you can get after a while.
The box can be moved to one side, and then new bedding can be added to the other half.
You can wait for a while.
New bedding will be put down, and the worms will move to that, leaving the old bedding behind!
It is very easy to get those castings and put them on your house plants, gardening, lawn, and trees!