The secret to a happy worm farm is healthy, happy worms.
Worms eat the bacteria that break down your food scraps and keep the bacteria balanced.
You'll find worms easy to look after if you remember they have sensitive skin so need: a comfortable temperature, darkness, and to be kept moist but not too wet.
Worms need: air, moisture, food, and shelter protected from the sun and rain.
Your worm farm is best kept sheltered from the elements and away from the sun.
Feed your worm farm small amounts of fruit and vegetable scraps, but no garden scraps!
Make sure you protect your worm farm from rain and harvest the worm tea regularly so it doesn't fill up with liquid.
Pour 1 litre of water through your worm farm each week to keep it moist, but not too wet.
Did you know?
- Worms eat their body weight in food each day. Although they are not actually eating the food, but the bacteria on the surface of the food.
- The worms in worm farms are a mix of earthworm breeds called “compost worms”.
- Worms in worm farms self-regulate their population, only breeding within the boundaries of the amount of space and food you give them.