With all the environmental issues peddled and propagated by various media today, one can never do enough to try and help the environment. Besides recycling, saving water, and conserving electricity, another popular way that sprouted up is starting a worm farm. The following article describes the advantages of growing worms.
Thought worms were just useless slimy creatures? Not so. Worms are an extremely important part of the ecosystem and help to keep the earth healthy, fertile, and balanced. Worms consume organic wastes and produce what is called worm tea. Worm tea is in turn used by the soil as a natural fertilizer.
Therefore, one of things that you can do to help the environment is to grow your own worms and use them as a natural garbage disposal. You can dispose of your organic wastes such as food scraps and give it to the worms. The worms will take the food and produce a wonderful, chemical free fertilizer for your garden. You can maintain a worm house either indoors or outdoors.
Besides using worms to save the world, there are other advantages to raising these slimly little creatures:
Worm growing is a good business
Besides fertilizing your own garden, you can also sell worms to gardeners who are always looking for quality worms. Also, fishermen are always looking for big juicy worms to attract the fish. These people usually look for quality worms though, such as tiger worms or red worms. Starting a farm is extremely simple and inexpensive. You only need soil, a few waterproof containers, and some worms. Once your business gets going it can actually be quite profitable. And best of all, you don’t have to do anything, the worms do all the work for you!
Worm growing is a great way to learn about the environment
Having a little farm in your backyard is a fun way to learn about nature. It helps you to really understand and appreciate the complex cycles of our ecosystem. It is an inexpensive and low-maintenance hobby. It can be a good family activity. It is quite simple to maintain a farm. It is safe for children, and kids love digging and playing with soil. Not only is it fun and education, but you will also produce healthy, fertile soil in the process, and your garden will thank you for it.
When it comes to feeding worms, worms eat most things, but there are a few things that you should watch out for. When feeding your new pets, make sure to give them foods scraps such as vegetables and fruit peelings. Worms also love bread, crushed egg shells, and even consume paper. You should never feed them citrus fruits, onion, diary products, meats, or bones. Feeding your worms proteins is also not a good idea because it causes your farm to produce foul odors.
Having a worm farm is profitable, fun, educational, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly. You can do your part to help the earth and make a nice profit on the side. To learn more about growing worms, there are numerous websites online with more detailed information. Or, if you would like to learn first-hand, find a worm nursery near you and you will get to see first hand how worms are grown.