FAQ about worm farming! Below please find a list of frequently asked questions about worm farming.You will find the answers, further down on the page.
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You'll find the video in the bottom half of the page.
Our page "Worm food" will give you as well lots of useful information.
Q: Will the worm bin produce bad odors?
A: A correctly managed worm bin will smell like
fresh forest soil.
Compost worms eat the parts of their food that starts to decay.
This way they are preventing the development of bad odors!
Q: How moist must the worm bedding be?
A: The ideal moisture level is between 80 and 90%.
Take a handful of bedding and squeeze it.
1 or 2 drops of liquid dripping down
will be perfect!
A little more or less will still be fine.
Q: How do I harvest the worm castings?
A:There are a few ways to harvest worm castings. Follow
this link to “Worm castings" to get
Bucket with fresh worm tea
Q: How do I harvest the worm tea?
A: Worm tea should best be used freshly brewed.
this link to “Worm tea" to find out how
to produce this liquid plant food.
Q: What if my worms try to escape?
A: If you find lots of worms on the walls of your bin or right below the lid than there is usually a problem with the food or bedding.
It is probably to acidic or to hot!You should straight away remove access
food and aerate the bedding!
Add a little agricultural lime over the surface of the bedding. This will help to regulate the ph level inside your worm bin.
Compost worms eating dog poop
Q: What if the bin starts to smell bad?
A:The bin might contain to much food.
Your worms can not eat as fast as the organic waste is decomposing.
Remove some food and stop feeding for a week or too.
This should give your worms time to catch up!
Kitchen waste on top of a large worm farm
Q: What if the bin starts to attract fruit flies?
A: Bury the food in the bedding or cover the
Surface of the Bin with a wet newspaper or a plastic sheet.
Another way to reduce fruit flies in a worm farm is to freeze fruit waste before adding it to the worm bin.
This will kill the eggs that are already on the fruit and its peels
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