Improved DIY Wormfarm
Worm farms are fantastic.
Household organic waste is converted to wonderful compost in a few months.
can eat their body weight in food each day !!
They are great for digesting biodegradable household waste into compost fast and without smells :)
This is my seccond worm farm, a much improved version that requires zero maintenance !!
My previous wormfarm was made from old car tyres, and needed two people to do regular maintenance to keep it working - you had to lift off the top tyres to get at the bottom ones :(
It also tended to get very smelly when the middle tyre layers became anaerobic due to poor ventilation.
This improved version is a "Horizontal" wormfarm. Everything sits inside an old bath tub (mine cost $12 at the second hand shop.) You add the kitchen waste at the slightly higher end, and take compost from the other end of the bath whenever you need it.
You never need to seperate the worms out of the compost because they live near the food at the other end :)
Easy - no lifting, no sorting :)
There is even a bucket under the plug hole to catch the worm juice.
Worm juice is a great fertiliser.
To use the worm juice dilute it by adding roughly ten parts water for every one part worm juice. It is very concentrated and can burn your plants if not diluted.
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