Used widely for composting, worm farms also produce vermicast and liquid waste which is a great source of fertilizer.
Worm farms can easily be set up in the home garden and are a great way to get rid of kitchen vegetable scraps. Commercial worm farms for large scale recycling of organic waste are also a great way to re-use waste materials.
What will you get from the worm farm
- Liquid fertilizer or 'worm tea'.Use this as liquid fertilizer, make sure you use it immediately, or ensure that you aerate it before use by pouring back and forth between containers.
- Vermicaste or worm castings.This is just the best fertilizer you can get, 'natures own'. Use one cup to 1 gallon of water as a liquid fertilizer.
- Worm farms can also produce worms for fishing.
It is also worth exploringCOMPOSTING as a means of household waste recycling.
Especially popular in Missouri, Colorado, Washington, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania worm farms have a place in every school, home and workplace where recycling is a priority.
- Commercial worm farms are now being used to recycle waste, worms can chew through half their body weight in a day, they are very efficient recyclers.
- Worm farms will double their population every 2-3 months if you keep the worms happy, not to wet, not to dry and not to acid. So you might consider a larger worm farm after a while. Old baths can be converted into worm farms.
- Wear gardening gloves when handling worms and worm castings, and always wash your hands thoroughly.