PK’s First Worm Farm Tray Change

Today I harvested my first lot of worm castings from my worm farm. It took about 6 months for this first batch but now the farm is cranking along. Even with all the vegetable waste the kitchen garden makes and scraps from the kitchen, I am only just keeping up with their appetite.

Just look at how many worms are exposed just turning over one small section of the active tray:

I had expected a lot fewer worms to be in the bottom tray as there is no food in there but I have read that they are mad keen explorers so I assume that is why.

The casings feel so earthy and rich with absolutely no smell of decomposition. I can’t wait to work it into my vegetable beds. Oh and a scoop for each of the pot plants too.

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If you don’t have a worm farm what are you waiting for :),

 

PK

You can see my other worm posts here.

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3 thoughts

  1. Hi,

    Have you had any problems with pests like cockroaches or ants? I had a worm farm for years in the UK and I’m really keen to get one going here in Perth. The worm tea is an amazing plant food (dilute 1 part to 10 parts water) and the compost produced amazing results in my garden. I only composted non meat leftovers. Any advice? Thanks! đŸ™‚

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    1. Hello and thanks for your interest,
      I have added your worm tea comment to my previous worm post here https://growitcatchitcookit.com/2016/03/13/pk-has-worms/. You will get ants and other bugs in your worm farm from time to time with no issues to the worms. I have read that the presence of ants might mean that the tray is a bit dry. I add a bit of water to the trays once a week or so. I also recommend you leave the tap open all of the time so you don’t get drowned worms :). Cheers PK. PS I haven’t seen any cockroaches in the trays yet.

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