Thursday, 16 October 2014

Worm farms relocation

We moved the worm farms after we got our chickens so that they are closer to the vegie patch. We have two worm farms going at the same time. We fill one up and give the other farm time to turn into great soil. This way we can harvest the fresh soil all year round. As you can see, we have 3 full trays of organic soil and worm castings on the left and 2 full trays on the right worm farm waiting to be placed in the garden.
 They are hidden behind the brush fence screen next to our garden shed.
We have a bucket under each farm to collect garden scraps and to put the worm tea in. 
I put some composting stickers on the worm farms, so my 2 year old can know how to help add scraps to the worm farms. He normally adds the shredded newspaper, paper and cardboard for me.
 Once a week we add shredded newspaper and cardboard boxes from that week's shopping. I cut or rip them into smaller pieces.
 
 After 4 weeks it has been turned into fantastic soil for the vegie patch. You can also get worm tea to add to the garden when you turn the tap at the bottom of the worm farm. You add worm water 1/10 to 9/10 water in a bucket to make a fertiliser 'tea'.
 Here is a close up of the worms before they hid.
 
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