Choose your tutorialDoes a compost bin or worm farm suit your needs best? All Tutorials
Compost bins add heat to speed up the process via above ground, partially buried, or rotating chambers.
- Processes lots of food scraps (limit meat and diary).
- Above ground and tumblers compost garden waste too.
- Low maintenance.
Produces rich harvestable compost for your garden and the sourrounding soil, plus tumblers produce liquid fertiliser.See benefits
Worm farms work well for apartments and children love them. Worm farms need a very sheltered location and cannot process as much material as a compost bin. The variety of material you can put in a worm farm is also more limited than with a compost bin.
Choose a worm farm if you:
- don’t have a supply of garden clippings
- don’t have access to any bare earth, sand or gravel to put a compost bin on
- have a smaller household (under 2) or you don’t produce a lot of food scraps
The benefits of a worm farm are:
- the liquid fertiliser (which is the main output) from your worm farm is easy to apply to your pot plants and garden
- you can keep your worm farm indoors or in a courtyard or balcony