Generally there are two main worm farm uses, the production of worms and the production of worm castings. There is also another reason that I have a worm farm – education.
WORM FARM ADVANTAGES…
- When your household greens are broken down in your worm farm no greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere. This means that if you have a worm farm you are helping to stop global warming!
- You are recycling household waste into a great fertiliser.
- Worm castings are the best fertiliser for your garden, they are 100% natural.
- You are reducing the amount of space needed at your local landfill.
- The worm farm will create an excellent liquid fertiliser which your garden will love.
- A worm farm teaches children how to care for the environment.
WORM FARM USES…
It may seem a little odd that anyone would wish to produce worms in volume, until one considers that they are a very high source of protein and nutrients. Worms make an excellent animal feed. There is a reason why the early bird bothers running around and catching worms.
Worms are also raised for fishing bait but they generally need a special diet to fatten them up.
Worms also make a great fish food. In aquaculture they can be fed live to fish or dehydrated and ground up into a meal which is then fed as a powder or pellets.
Birds love worms which are an excellent bird or chicken food. Poultry is probably best fed live worms as it simplifies the feeding process. This is especially true if the worm farm is close to where the birds are.
One of the most valuable products of a worm farm are the worm castings or vermicastings . This is the reason most people have a worm farm. Worm castings are a high-quality, excellent garden fertilizer. They are ideal for organic gardening and contain microbes, bacteria and organic matter. They are a perfect soil conditioner. There is no better fertilizer for your garden.
Another big advantage of a home farm the rubbish is recycled into something of value.
I think the last reason for worm farming is probably the most important – Education.
I have found worm farms are an invaluable tool in teaching my children the value of recycling as well as proper plant care. It has been very rewarding watching my daughters growing up and learning to plant, care for, nourish and love our garden it has been a big adventure for all of us. Gardening for children is enhanced by learning about earthworms and how they help the soil.
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