and it really inspired me to start this new project. I bought a bunch of red wiggler worms from a local bait shop, made a bin like the one in the video, feed the worms my organic garbage once a week and that's it! In a few months I'll have fresh soil to add to my new garden.. hopefully.
I am extremely new at this and would love some tips, so if anyone else is a worm composter, or is interested in getting started I would love to hear from you!
I've had a worm farm for a couple of months, and I love it! It's so cool putting your kitchen scraps in (mine get lots of tea leaves too), and then they just disappear into compost! And I love having 'pet' worms :-)
Ha I know right? I named them all Sally and Harold lol. How many worms did you start with? I got 100, but I know that's not enough, I read you should start with about a ound.. like 500? but I also read that the population doubles every month! And where do you keep yours? I'm worried if I keep it outside it will be too cold and they won't be as active...
I started with 1000 worms, and yes apparently they double every month! I suppose once there's no room they won't reproduce at the same rate, and I guess the original ones die off too.
I keep mine in the garage, as being in Australia if I had them outside they would cook in no time! The garage is also handy because we have internal access from the house and it's close to the kitchen to just pop in and feed them whenever I get a bit of scraps. Oh also a little bit of heat helps the scraps breakdown, so definitely don't keep them anywhere too cold.
yikes! 1,000! I knew 100 wasn't very many, but at 10 cents a worm, which I suppose is cheap, but that woulda been $100 on worms! lol. How much did you pay for yours, and where did you get them if you don't mind me asking?
wow! I need to find me a lady who works on a council-run experimental thingy! lol. Compared to that price i'm getting ripped off.
And yeah, I feel like my worms are barely eatingggg. And i've done some research on breeding, it takes 3 weeks for a new worm to hatch, which I'm sure will go by fast, by my kitchen scraps are being produced much faster than they can eat, i'm keeping them all in an air-tight container in the fridge, only giving the worms a tiny bit at a time. Thanks for the tip though :)