Hello Everyone….my hopes are that all of you are having a great new year.
With spring just around the corner I am gearing up and getting ready. This past summer my wonderful bride and I went to the local county fair. While there we came across a nice lady selling worm farms, she showed how useful they are at turning your kitchen green waste into very rich in nutrient compost for the garden or house plants of all kinds.
My wife wasnt all that interested in them, but I took a closer look. Being at a cost of $100 bucks I decided to pass and enjoyed the fair.
After a few days of pondering this new found wonder I decided to do a bit of research of my own about raising worms and the bennifits.
So after closer studies I decided I had to have one for a much healthier garden.
I used a cooking thermometer to show the temp. in the farm as they like it best between 40 and 80 degrees.
The top bin is the last bin that was added, you can see some worms,tea bags, and shredded news paper. Worms consume every part of the bedding,food and composted leaves that are added as a bedding for them.
The next level show partially composted bedding and food. Notice the green beans, they will wait until they break down before consuming them. I have found that blending the green waste up into very small pieces they consume it very fast.
This next level is almost complete with maybe one more month to go and it will be ready to be harvested.
And this last bin is about a week away from harvesting the castings. Now the interesting part of seperating the worms from the castings is you simply put the bottom bin on the top bin with the cover removed and they retreat to the lower level because they hate any form of light.
The bottom of the unit is a collection tray for the highly wanted “verma juice/tea”, as the layers drain they collect here and can be drained through the spigot on the bottom.
This type of farming is a must for gardeners of all types.
I hope in the future this catches on and being self sustainable is a common place amoung more people.
Thanks for looking and please leave some feed back.