Me, I am just a small space gardener, but literally get litres of home made Vermiponics every single day from one small worm farm.
My worm farm is a two tier system made by the company CanoWorms, see the photo below!
I highly believe that you will one day, see this as a product on shelves!
It's just so simple to make and contains no smell whatsoever!
Now the NPK ratio would vary, depending what is inside your worm farm, this would include the bedding and the food that they consume daily.
To know exactly what your farm contains you would need to get it tested in the laboratory. For me the test is, how well are my plants growing compared to other plants that aren't getting fed with the Vermiponics.
How do we make Vermiponics at Home?
Quite simple really!
But, first you need a worm farm similar to the one in the image that can handle being flooded and drains really well.
Avoid using newspaper as a bedding for the worms in the lower levels, it needs to be well broken down compost. Organic Mushroom compost is perfect, Peat also works well and possibly even Coconut peat, as this is a renewable resource.
(You can buy Organic Mushroom compost and aged Manure at most large nurseries these days).
I then put old Cow or Horse manure in the top level for the worms to eat and it also adds really well to the Vermiponics mix.
I flood the system with water that contains no chlorine and then oxygenate the liquid for around an hour.
If I am going to use the Vermiponics on plants that flower and produce fruits I then add a small amount of fish emulsion and seaweed extract.
I have now been testing this for over a year now and started off with 1000 worms, I now have 3 worms and probably more than 20, 000 worms.
Two of my worm farms are dry farms and used just to make the castings! But, I will get into that another time.
I hope you enjoyed the article (blog post) and seriously consider starting your very own Worm farm and even making your very own Vermiponics Worm tea!
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