Worm farming information.

Some people raise chickens while others raise livestock. If you want to help cultivate the soil or restore its nutrients, then you create a worm farm rather than purchasing it from the supply shop.

The good thing regarding creating your own worm farm is that it doesn't charge that much. The only thing you will need are 3 or 4 stackable bins or crates made of plastic, timber or any other light weight and waterproof material, a couple of worms, a piece of insect screen for the bottom, shredded newspaper, garden soil or potting mix, water and good scraps.

When you have all these materials, it is time to construct your worm farm by first putting some holes on the lid and on the base. The amount of holes will depend on the size of the box or bin. Just don't forget that this ought to be evenly spaced to allow oxygen to enter and extra water in addition to worm waste to drain out. The strip of insect screen should then be placed at the bottom so the worms do not fall out.

Now that you have made the external of the worm farm, you now prepare the interior by filling the container with shredded newspaper. It is better to put ¾ of this inside and dampened with water before you put in the garden soil or potting mix in the grit. This is done to ensure that the worms will eat the scraps you throw in.

Once everything is ready, it is time for you to welcome the worms into their new home. Some people throw in a thousand of these little creatures and as long as you keep them happy, they will multiply and you will most likely lose count of their precise number.

But what do we do with the other bins or boxes? Well, the last step is to position the extras containers over the first one.

If you have any idea what worms like to eat, a couple of examples of these include coffee grounds or tea bean bags, crushed egg shells, fruit peelings, hair clippings, stale biscuits and cakes, saw dust, plate scrapings, soaked cardboard, carpet cleaner dust and vegetable scraps.

In short, worms love to eat dirt and leftovers. Don't put too much since you could over feed them. The best method to work out how many is sufficient is to put in a tiny amount at the beginning and then observe how long it takes for them to complete eating that batch before setting up another one. Given the large area, it will likewise be nice to put their food in different spots each occasion.

Watch your worms regularly so you can be sure that the shredded damp newspaper does not dry out. If the old newspaper must be changed, ensure to exchange this with a new one.

Naturally worm poop will accumulate in the bottom of the box. That waste product is also known as vermicast and this is what helps plants grow. So you only get the vermicast without letting the worms come out, it is better to open the container and just leave it for awhile under direct sunlight.

Worms don't like sunlight so they will naturally look for cover and you won't have a hard time collecting the vermicast and closing the lid.

Your worm farm is a useful tool to help you grow flowers, fruits and even vegetables. All it takes is a little self-control to get the support of these little creatures.

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