Producing Worm Castings Through Earthworm Farming, Worm Farm
What can you get out of Earthworm Farming? Well, several things actually. This Worm farm process has been widely used by many composters today, just by making use of earthworms. Worms that are typically used for composting are the red worms; and they basically help out in the breaking down of decomposing daily kitchen scraps and garden wastes. And after everything else has been consumed and digested, these red wigglers will then produce what we now call worm castings.
Worm farms are now being used and practiced at home. Many are already into home composting since it's easy to do, and Earthworm Farming shows great results.
If you're thinking about breeding earthworms, then you can always start by purchasing a few of these compost wonders from us, You can also consider buying red worms instead of the nightcrawler kind, since they're much preferred for composting. They're said to work faster than their worm cousin.
How to Raise Earthworms
Anyway, raising earthworms can be made simple. You'll only have to provide them a bin for where to keep them; and with some moist bedding (can consist of presoaked peat moss, coconut coir, presoaked shreds of newspaper, and some soil) for where they will live in. But to be more specific, you can use a plastic container (preferably dark), that has a lid/cover on it. And since your worm bin requires drainage holes, you should drill holes (8mm size holes that are at least 25mm apart from each hole) on the base of the bin. Drill holes on the top area (about 25mm below the top rim) of the bin as well (holes should be 50mm apart this time). These holes will then serve as aeration holes.
Of course, don't forget to include the food supply for your red earthworms. You can put in kitchen scraps and garden wastes (like peels from fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds and filters, crushed eggshells, dried grass clippings and leaves, days old animal manure, some soil, etc.) but never those meat, diary, and oily products. And also make sure that you bury small pieces of these organic wastes on the ground (to help keep away from unwanted pest visits or to avoid odor build-up).
So, when you're raising red composting earthworms, you should also be able to feed them on a regular basis. But make sure not to overfeed them (check on them once a week). Only put in a new batch of organic food supply (about a handful) when the red worms have completely consumed everything.
Producing Worm Castings
In just a few weeks, you're sure to harvest a bunch full of earthworms compost from your worm bin. You can then turn these worm castings into an organic fertilizer, or use it as a soil conditioner. You not only get to produce your own organic fertilizer from worms, you also get to help minimize landfill accumulation. This definitely says something about recycling, since earthworm farming is very cost-effective, and is very eco-friendly.
It's fascinating what earthworms can do for the environment, and for us humans in general. So, if you want to start with your own earthworm farm now, then purchase your own batch ofearthworms for sale. And if you want to know more about an earthworm's life cycle, you can readMy Blog online. You can find all these at wormsandsons.co.za.
Organic Fertiliser and Worm composting - start your own worm farm todayEvery day tons of rotting organic waste material land up at our land fill sites across the country, causing poisonous gasses, also called Greenhouse gasses to enter the atmosphere and contribute in a big way to a phenomena known by all of us by now, as global warming.
On top of that, tons of usually chemically based fertilizers are used in most of our domestic gardens and agriculture, which in turn is washed out and pollutes our rivers and dams, our precious drinking water and eventually land up in our oceans, bringing our precious coral reefs under severe pressure and often killing large coral reefs, resulting in an already severe shortage of fish reserves around the globe.We can all contribute and have an enormous impact on this by recycling our daily organic waste products, which represents approximately 25% of our daily wastage, with the help of earth worms. What type of worms are used? The types of worms used are of a special kind, the “Eisenia Fetida” or also named “Red Wigglers”, who are looking the same to the untrained eye, as the normal earth worms in our gardens. These worms are prolific breeders and multiply very quickly. They can consume half their weight of organic waste per day. (One kg of worms can consume 500 gr of organic waste daily). Harvesting the rewards The resulting process is called Vermiculture or Vermicomposting as they convert the organic waste into Vermicastings (worm pooh) and Vermiliquid (worm tea). The castings as well as the liquid are odorless. The compost, also referred to as “Black Gold”, is the finest concentrated natural compost and soil conditioner one can get on earth, looking and smelling as rich dark forest compost. One part of compost is mixed with four parts of garden soil.
The liquid is used, diluted as 1 part liquid to 10 parts of water, as a fantastic fertilizer. Both compost and liquid are also very effective pest suppressants.Now let's look at the Worm Farm The Worm Farm consists of four towered components, which only take a very limited space and can be placed in your courtyard, garage, wendy house, etc.The bottom bin has a tap in order to drain the Worm teaThe second bin is the actual work farmThe third bin comes automatically into operation when the second bin is full. By putting food in the third bin the worms will vacate the second bin by themselves. (no need to touch the worms) after which the compost in the second bin can be harvested.The fourth bin acts as a lid and storage place for your farm accessories.
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Studies have shown worm castings enhance germination, plant growth and crop yield. They add micro organisms to the soil and improve water holding capacity.
A well-run worm farm will not smell at all, it will have a natural earthy smell and needs very little time. The job of feeding the worms in the worm farm can easily be given to children to do, they love it!
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