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Worm Composting & Farming

Guides to Making Worm Compost (Vermiculture & Vermicomposting)

Worm CompostingAs with all gardening, there are skills and methods to learn if you want to get the best results A good friend of mine runs a specialist website, Worm Farming Secrets, based on helping people get into worm composting and solving their worm farming problems.

He’s kindly allowed me to put these articles on line, which I hope you will find as interesting and helpful as I have. Don’t forget you can buy worm composting bins from the allotment shop Worm Composters.

Please remember that nobody will like or love you if you eat worms!

Introduction to Making Worm Compost

(Vermiculture & Vermicomposting) In recent years worm composting has become more and more popular. A single worm composting bin can dispose of garden waste and kitchen scraps as well as providing an endless supply of high quality worm compost. Worm...

Worm Tea & Leachate Basics

Guides to Making Worm Compost "I have had my worm farm for about 4 weeks now and they seem happy. They are consuming their food and I have no unpleasant odors coming out of my trays. I only have one concern and that is there is no wee. Please could...

Worm Composting With Manure

Guides to Making Worm Compost "I have just started with worming composting. My question is: Is it beneficial to add some dehydrated cow manure to my mix of coffee grounds, egg shells (microwaved), newspapers (shredded), kitchen vegetable waste and cardboard?...

Worm Composting - Bedding Basics

Guides to Making Worm Compost "What is the best worm composting bedding type for a beginner to start with on a small scale?" ~ Glen Hine Thanks for asking, it is back to the basics today! Since we are on bedding, and we have discussed the subject...

Worm Composting Eggs & Cocoons

Guides to Making Worm Compost "I am hand-sifting my worms every six weeks or so when I see the bedding is eaten up and the "bedding" has become dark with castings. Upon sifting out the larger worms, I have left what I call "babies and eggs". I put the...

Aerating Your Worm Compost

Do you need to turn your worm compost to aerate it? That is a great question because many people get confused between vermicomposting and traditional composting in that they think you need to aerate it by turning it. In traditional composting turning...

Small Scale Indoor Worm Composting

Guides to Making Worm Compost "We are moving from South Africa to a very nice flat in Bromley Kent. There will be no possibility of having a garden for worms. I want to know if anyone has kept a few worms in a pot for say a dozen potatoes, or another...

Flies in Worm Compost

Guides to Making Worm Compost "I enjoy using my vertical worm compost bin - and have many thousands of worms now working away at our daily garbage refuse - but we also seem to be harboring many more thousands of tiny fly larvae - I've tried covering...

Mould In A Can-O-Worms Worm Farm

Guides to Making Worm Compost "We have an indoor Can-O-Worms composting system and there have been problems with mould growing shortly after we throw in any wheat or flour products. Is the mould harmful to the worms? If so, how do we stop the mould?"...

Worm Composting - The Basics Of Brewing & Using Worm Tea

How to Make & Use Liquid Feed from your Worm Farm "I have heard about brewed worm tea, but it seems like so much hassle to make! Is it worth making it? And how do you use it?" ~ Amy Southgate You are right that proper worm tea does take a bit...

Is Worm Composting Environmentally Friendly?

Guides to Making Worm Compost "I heard the earthworms produce a lot of greenhouse gases, is this true? Is worm farming really environmentally friendly?" ~ Jack Ousby This was a huge issue a few years back but we get people asking the same question...

Storing Worm Leachate

Guides to Making Worm Compost "I would like to find out how long one can store the liquid fertilizer that is collected from the worm castings. When I want to make use of the residue to spray for pests then how do I use it? (At what concentration). Is...

Problems With The Can-O-Worms Worm Composting System

Guides to Making Worm Compost "I have had my worm farm for just on a year now and it was going find until a few weeks ago. The problem is that my worms keep going down stairs into the very bottom tray instead of going upstairs into the next tray. I...

My Worm Composting Worms Are Dying

Guides to Making Worm Compost "Thanks to your continued information. Please I want to know why my worms are dying, I have poured lime into the containers to dilute acidity if there was any as was previously suggested to know avail. Secondly, the bins...

Worm Composting In Winter & Cold Weather

Guides to Making Worm Compost "Winter is quickly approaching and I'm wondering what I need to do to get my worms through the winter. I have a small outside worm bin made out of cinder blocks with an earth floor. It is buried about one foot deep. Do...

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