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Gidday my friends, thanks for coming to read and view the videos here all about different types and styles of worm farms that I have been using on the balcony and backyard community garden.
I am a huge fan or worm composting and started back in early 2012 and have never looked back.
There are many reasons why I have incorporated this style of composting into my gardens and I hope that I can convince you too, to not look back and make worm farming a part of your over all garden plan!
Photo: Marty Ware hiding from the Australian summer sun under his favourite Jacaranda tree out in the apartment community garden.
BENEFITS OF A WORMS FARM (Scroll Down to See all the Videos)
Marty's Worm Farm Videos
I thought it was a good idea to compile all my Worm Farming Videos for you all to see. This really is only the beginning for me and plan to take this to new levels and guide as many as I can towards this very sustainable style of gardening!
How Does a Worm Farm Work?
Below is the style of the very first worm farm I owned, and it's still one of my favourites as you can flood the farm with non chlorinated water every day and use the run off as a quality liquid fertilizer that you plants will go nuts over! It truly is the secret to my super productive balcony garden.
The video below is my latest creation the Teabag hanging vertical worm farm. This bag style composting worm farm is now hanging from the tree and in the next few days I will be adding the worms. Keep an eye out for the next video in the series!
Underground Worm Farms are the bees knees when it comes to leveraging the power of composting worms. Inside my farm I have Red Tiger worms which live reasonably well in warmer climates, up to around 24 degrees! I have added mine to the centre of one of my beds and I am now planting around the outside of the bed. I have also provided plenty of cardboard and mulch, so the escaping worms have something to eat. The concept is so the lay castings around the garden and air rate the soil.
I have also started building hay bale gardens and I believe that eventually worms will start to feed and nest underneath, helping break down the bales into available nutrients that the plant roots can uptake!
Why is My Worm Farm Wet & Smelly?
Many first time worm farmers either over feed or make their worm composting system too wet. In the video below I provide the answers to help you achieve a well balanced farm that your worms just love!
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This video blog post was created to help spread the word about sustainable worm composting for small space gardeners that want to lower their impact on the environment, save money and most of all have a lovely stunning, healthy productive garden that can feed many.
Home grown food just can't be beat and the taste, well that speaks for itself. Please help me spread the word by liking this post in Facebook, re-pinning in Pinterest or or even sending this out to your Twitter list.
I am sure there will be many just itching for this content so they can get started ASAP.
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I came across this image a few days ago in Facebook, unfortunately there was no link to any content, so I couldn't link back for you to the original source and how they put it together.
I am quite sure they are growing Chinese Cabbage Bok Choy, but I can't verify that as it doesn't mention it on their FB page.
However I feel that I can provide the information that you are looking for to and teach you how to go about making your very own Lettuce Grow Bag. I will place the steps below in bullet points.
Answers from Facebook about this Grow Bag
The guys that posted this image in Facebook in my container gardening group really got some interesting question that I thought you may all want to know, so I added this content down below for you. The creator of the image is called Villefarm.
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, so I just had to share it with you all. Please pass it onto others, not only is it funny, but it hold an essence behind a story!
If you are a little like me and forget to water from time to time, or you are just super busy. This underground self watering recycled bottom system is the perfect solution. But be careful not to make too many holes, or the holes too big. Generally a bunch of small pinpricks is the way to go, so it leaks out slowly over a few days.
If you get some rain then don't use, just in extreme heat or if you don't intend to water for a while. You also need to keep in mind that you need to make the bottle and place it in the ground before you plant, or at the same time as planting to get the best results.
Either way its a great system and will surely impress your gardening buddies!
I came across this image at agardenforthehouse.com unfortunately the page was removed, so now there isn't a live link to the original source.
But, never mind. I am sure you can see the idea that has been implemented here. They are using a wide range of plastic containers as pots to raise seedlings. Looks mostly like plastic milk bottles to me.
The trick is once you cut the top off, you then need to sticky tape them back on and create a mini green house.
A plastic mini green house bottle works extremely well as long as there is enough drainage, because you all you need warmth to sprout seeds, and these guys do just that.
The trick is?
Make the holes first before you put the soil and seeds, or seedlings in. Some containers you don't even need to use sticky tape, you can just slide the top over the bottom.
Also, make sure that you take the top off every 3 to 4 days to stop an mold forming.
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I found this photo on the net and wanted to share this super simple system to create your very own recycled plastic plant container with reservoir. We can find these plastic bottles everywhere! Here is how to do it.
Cut the top third off a two-liter plastic bottle. Ask an adult to drill a small hole in the cap. Pass a string through the hole. Fill the bottom of the bottle about half way with water. Place the top upside-down in the bottom and put in your plant. The string will wick up the water into the soil.
If you want more cool ideas on how to use plastic bottles follow this link to the original blog post. Don't forget to return though as I have more cool ideas and tips like this all the time. Better still, bookmark me for an easy return!
If your like me and love to recycle why not consider a vertical Pallet Garden. As you can see on this urban patio that it's doing an awesome job growing plants. Actually herbs, lettuce and Nasturtiums are all shallow rooted plants and would grow perfect i this.
You could paint it? Get funky with it? Or just go for the rustic look just like this one.
Best of all, you can pickup most pallets for free behind local hardware shops and at building sites.
So, just pack it full of compost, potting mix and a bit of organic fertilizer such as Worm castings, as they don't smell and believe me, you just may become the talk of the town. Well, the street that is!
I came across this photo a while back and I can't seem to access the original source anymore, so I am sorry about that.
What I can say is that this a great example of what can be achieved in a front yard by removing some unused grass that you usually have to mow every weekend.
Originally the Potted Vegetable Garden was all about container gardening and small space gardening, but over time I have learned in my gardening ventures that their really is bigger picture to the reason I created this website. My motto has always been "grow your own and support local farmers" to raise health of not only those around you, but to also cut down those dreaded emissions that are polluting the world.
By creating a sustainable approach to living in suburbia we are all helping the planet in one way or another. What I suggest is that you consider playing your part and maybe, just maybe turning your front lawn into a productive garden such as this one!
If you are interested in learning to grow your own food in a sustainable way and reap the benefits then I highly recommend that you follow this blog/website and also access other quality information from wherever you can. In the end it's all up to use to create a sustainable future for our kids and their children too!
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