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.
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
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.
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions about worm composting.
Search / Suchen
"How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget
Order a printed copy from "Amazon" for only
or a digital version from the "Kindle" store for only
Prices valid till 31.03.2023
View our Fauna, Flora and Christian quotes designs available on hundreds of products and shipped right to your door.
Our New Book
Build your own system and grow fruit and vegetables with your dish water and other waste water at home
Order the Kindle E-book for the SPECIAL PRICE of only
Prices valid till 28.02.2023!
Wurmzucht gegen den Klimawandel
Recycling food waste with earthworms
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