Back in August of 2009 I decided to test out “Mosquito Dunks” as a potential way to get rid of fruit flies and fungus gnats. My (somewhat vague) memory of the experiment(s) was that there wasn’t an obvious reduction in abundance of gnats and/or fruit flies as a result. BUT, I have recently come across […]…
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Worm farming is a large step toward making your home environmentally friendly and our planet just a little greener. You won’t find an easier method to do that than worm farming. Beneath, you will find out just what worm farms are and learn about the benefits of worm farming. You’ll feel better about yourself knowing that you did your part to help the earth.
People that are enthusiastic about worm farms often use food scraps so that them can decompose. What the worms excrete is called casts, or vermicompost. This is then used to fertilise the grass, the garden and other areas. The food scraps become worm compost, which compost is rich in minerals and nutrients. This can be a great option without using commercial fertilisers for garden fans and folks seeking an organic and 100 percent natural method to enrich soil. If you are contemplating starting a worm farm, you should look for the two common worms. These are the Red Earthworm (the Lumbricus rubella) and the Red Wiggler (the Esienia foetida).
It is possible to determine if you’d like to create a worm farm on a small scale or on a large scale. You may also discover that many of the commercial farms sell both the worm castings or the vermicompost and the worms. The organic compost is sought after. Or, if you do not care to buy it you could make your own. In the neighbourhood you are going to become the next seller with a little research on the subject!
The great thing about worm farming is that one can get it done in your own backyard. You may also get it done in your kitchen if you desire. Composting bins or vermiculture bins (worm-farm bins) can be bought online. Nonetheless, you may start worm farming with a couple of simple containers of your own, for example pails, plastic bins, metal containers, wooden crates and many other things.