Worm farming

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November 24, 2010

6 thoughts on “Worm farming

  1. I was thinking about doing something with worms (by which I mean the thought flittered through my mind for a fraction of a second some time ago) so this post is really useful. Sounds like a bit of work, but I’ll definitely keep it in mind.

    For some reason I thought you could grow plants on your worm farm, but can I take it to mean your worm farm is purely that: just for worms, not for flowers or anything else? Obviously my flittering interest didn’t extend to Googling, though I read your post in its entirety.

    1. It’s complicated. There are 2 main types of worms, the compost worms that are surface feeders, and the earthworms proper who dig dirt and live in the ground. Worm farms are the compost type, and the vermicast that they produce is not structurally suitable for keeping plants in. Ultimately, you need land to do what you’re thinking of.

      1. bendigo City Council do not have worm farms. they want everyone to use the organic waste service being introduced now, for $70 py, they will collect your organic bin.
        dosent seem to matter that this 240 ltr bin only has a hand full of waste. many people are asking about worm farms as a way of not accepting these bins…thats 3 bins we need to store.

  2. Fabulous post – thank you. I live in a unit with a tiny courtyard. I use several PVC pipes for worm farming.. i have drilled into the pipes and ‘planted’ them so that the holes are below the soil level. This means that the liquid produced runs straight into the ground, the worms can escape into dense soil when it is too hot for them, and i can move the pipes easily around the garden to where compost is needed.

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