Worm Farms

Many people have started to recycle their rubbish, like plastic, glass and paper, but every year there is more rubbish and the landfills are having difficulty coping. Something that can help minimize the amount of rubbish that comes from your home and give you something to do at the same time taste of tofu is worm farms.

You will produce much less organic waste if you invest in worm farms. Have you ever heard the word vermiculture? This is the term that is used to best describe word farming and what it is all about. The organic waste excreted by worms after digestion are known as castings.

The castings are truly one of the greatest fertilizers available, as they are safe and really look like soil that is of excellent quality. Good castings actually contain five times the amount of nutrients found in ordinary topsoil. Some worm farmers actually make “worm tea”. This is a by- product that doesn’t contain a foul smell, and it is made by soaking the castings in water and then using the water to fertilize the soil. The great thing about making this soil fertilizer is that it is also a wonderful natural pest repellent, so you won’t have to make use of any harsh, dangerous, or expensive chemicals for a repellent.

When it comes to vermiculture, there is a lot you can do for your worm farms that is natural and inexpensive. There is also the liquid that will leak through the material when you make the “worm tea” and the worms will eat it and this is known as leachate, which is another important fertilizer.

Once you have all your worms in their new home, you will surely be looking for something for them to eat. They can be fed eggshells, paper, vegetable peels, waste, cardboard (like egg boxes), tea bags and coffee grounds. So, as you can see, vermiculture isn’t all that much of a difficult task and your new “pets” are definitely not expensive to keep!

Organic gardens really benefit a lot from compost that are produced out worm composting. Not only is composting with worms the most efficient and quickest way (since you can do this all year round) to producing compost for your garden (when compared to aerobic and/or anaerobic composting), it also helps increase the number of microbes in the soil (especially where the roots of the plants are) that aids in warding off diseases and infestations that may post harmful to your plants.

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