We also learn't how to build the cheapest worm farm I have ever seen...So with some worms from the course, thanks to Brook who won and shared her prize....I set off home to find a nice cool spot for my worms and to source the items needed to make them a home.
Now all you need is 2 foam broccoli boxes...4 kebab sticks....and worms,.....some compost and maybe some mulch. and food scraps......How easy could it be? This easy....watch this............
|The top box gets holes punched in it.|
|The bottom box gets 4 skewers stabbed into it like this.....|
|The top box is now connected to the bottom box.|
|Add some shredded newspaper on the bottom of the top box.|
|Wet it down...|
|Add some compost for your worms to rummage in...|
.if you don't have compost and are just starting out, you can use plain peat.
|Feed your worms some food scraps.|
Not too many, as you may only have a small amount of worms...
.the ratio of food you give them has to be small enough for them to cope,
otherwise the scraps may rot and you may be able to smell it.
DRAINAGE & HARVESTING THE CASTINGS.....
When I want to collect the "worm tea" (worm wee)...I will just remove the top box, pour the tea into another container and re-assemble the boxes....
To harvest the castings...When the top box is almost full....I will scoop all the worms over to one end of the box...and put some food down on the lower empty side....this will in turn make the worms migrate to the food, leaving me to gather the lovely goodness that they have created.....add some compost to the box....allow them to sort it out...and feed them if needed....back to work for the worms.