Can I leave my worm farm unattended for several weeks?

by Uwe
(Germany)

Big and small compost worm

Big and small compost worm

For how long can I leave my worm farm unattended before the lives of my worms might be threatened?


Due to my line of work I am quite often away from home. This ranges from just a few days to up to 2 weeks. Iv’e played for years with the idea of running a small worm farm in my kitchen at home to recycle all my food- and kitchen waste, but am concerned that my regular absence might kill the worms in the farm.

I am vegetarian an am producing 15 to 20 liters of food scraps every 2 to 3 weeks.

I would be grateful for any advise.

Kind regards



Uwe.



Answer:

Hello Uwe,


Luckily composting worms are quite frugal and it is usually quite ok to leave a well set up worm farm for several weeks unattended.

It is important though to prepare the worm farm properly before you hit the road. The 3 major points to consider are:

1) You should add ample amounts of food- and kitchen waste to your worm farm to ensure that the worms will have enough material to recycle while you are away.

2) The bedding of your worm farm should be very moist (not soggy) and

3) You have to make sure that the worms will be protected against extreme temperatures.


Once your worm farm is prepared this way you will be able to leave your worms for 3 to 4 weeks minding your own business while they are happily recycling your organic waste materials in their worm bin.



Iv’e written a detailed article about this subject. You will find it at

http://www.worm-composting-help.com/Worm-farm-preparation-for-holidays.html

and it will give you more in depth information on how to make sure that your worms will stay alive while you are on an extended holiday- or business trip.


Kind regards

Stephan
Admin
worm-composting-help.com

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions about worm composting.

SearchSuchen


How to make

$ -MONEY - $

with earthworms! 

The Book 

"How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget 

Order from "Amazon" or the "Kindle" store from as little as

$7.47




Recent Articles

  1. Carolina Reaper diary part 2

    Aug 14, 17 05:10 AM

    The Carolina Reaper diary part 2 will deal with all that happened to my hot chilies during the month of June. It was quite exciting and educational

    Read More

  2. egg shells

    Aug 11, 17 06:26 AM

    Feeding egg shells to worm bins is very beneficial for worms and the worm bedding

    Read More

  3. buying worms in Dubai

    Aug 08, 17 02:18 AM

    Hi I am Maryanne and I live in Dubai. I would like to know if there is any place in Dubai where I can get worms for my compost bin?

    Read More




Free

"Worm Composting Help" Newsletter!

How worms recycle human manure

Use worms

against climate change





Wurmzucht gegen den Klimawandel



Recycling food waste with earthworms

Recycling von Essensresten


Start a worm business without having to buy worms

My book below explains in detail how to make money with earthworms!

Find out what actual customers had to say about the book



Dealing with Maggots in a worm farm


Your Questions about worm composting?

Do you have any questions or suggestions about worm composting?

This is the place where you can interact with us and other worm composting friends!

[ ? ]

Here yu can upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

 submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)