Worm farms create vermicast which is good for the soil. It won’t even cost you a dime because this is the by-product of the worms. For those who don’t want to make a worm farm, the good news is that you can buy one instead.
These worm farms can be purchased from gardening stores or from farms. You may even find a few who sell these online so before you buy it, compare the prices and what else is included in the package. If you have never done this before, try getting one that comes with a set of instructions.
There are different types of worms and the best one to get is the red worm. Although it might cost you between $20 to $50 a pound, it’s worth the price since that consists of about a thousand of these little creatures.
Although the worm farm comes with the essentials like the storage bin, some damp newspaper and the worms, you have to know how to take care of it otherwise you just threw your money away.
You have to know what kind of food your worms like to eat, when to clean the bin and how to remove the vermicast which is what you will be using as fertilizer for your garden.
Initially don’t feed the worms too much so you are sure that they finish whatever you have given them. When you are sure that they finish it, add more.
One way to make your worms eat more is with the help of a worm fattener. With that, they will be able to produce more waste which is what you want to happen.
Worms multiply quickly and if you think that there too many worms already in the bin, try buying another container and then transferring a few of into the new one. Some neighbors may even be curious about what you are doing and if you explain to them what these worms can do, they may also buy a few from you.
One worm farm you can buy is called Can O Worms. What makes this so unique is the fact that the bins are made of plastic and that these are circular in shape. Of course there are other brands out there so you just have to see what is included in the package.
A lot of people have the impression that worms are gross and are very dirty when in fact these are very clean creatures. Studies have shown that they do not transmit or even have any diseases and their digestive system destroys pathogens.
When you have a worm farm, you don’t only produce good fertilizer for your soil but you also help reduce the garbage that is thrown in dump sites. It is estimated that if more people do it, we can reduce the amount of garbage by about 1 tonnage annually.
So what are you waiting for? If you care about the environment, do you share and buy a worm farm. Their by-product is good for the soil and if you think taking care of these creatures is tough, think again because they love to eat leftovers, manure and even dirt. Never give them fat or oils because this is bad for them.