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)
- Virtually never have to buy fertilizers ever again, just a little bit of Epsom Salts, Fish Emulsion and Seaweed from time to time.
- Saves you a lot of money because of reduced fertilizer application.
- No smell, so you can use it inside and outside of the house.
- Never burns seedling or delicate plant roots
- Cuts down your carbon footprint
- Recycles kitchen waste
- Kids learn about the environment, recycling and animals in the garden, stirs interest.
- Make your own Worm Tea to build up microbial activity in the garden, so plants uptake more nutrients.
- Collect your own worm castings for container gardening, transplanting and planting out into garden. The worm castings provide not only nutrients, but also store water so the plants can get a drink when needed!
Photos Below: Broccoli and Nasturtiums both glowing with health and absolutely benefiting from worm castings and worm tea!
Marty's Worm Farm Videos
How Does a Worm Farm Work?
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?
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This worm farm "The Worm Factory" is the closest I could find online to the one I use at home and is perfect for the small space gardener.
The initial outlay will pay itself off in a few months and from then on it's all about saving money and providing that wonderful free liquid nutrient that all plants young and old, thrive on!