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DIY WORMS FARM – Amazing Benefits and The Simple Bathtub Worm Farm for Great fertiliser and Soil

Quick Checklist and Videos How to create a simple Worm farm for amazing liquid fertiliser and worm castings in minutes, by upcycling a bathtub and old carpets. One easy way of producing the highest quality Liquid Fertiliser juice every day with our own food scraps. Harvesting and resetting the wormy compost Soil after 3 Months for your backyard or larger scale.

The system will continuously create both liquid and solid fertilizer and close the food-waste loop. Compost worms—red wrigglers, tiger, Indian night crawlers, African night crawlers, etc.—are not earthworms. They eat their own weight every day, and the only thing they don’t like to eat are citrus peels and stuff from the onion family. Every day, the system can produce a few liters of fermented worm juice. This can be used as is or watered down. Additionally, the solid results inside the bucket are worm castings, something that, in many ways, is better than compost.

Creating a worm farm with a bathtub, Buckets or other Food grade Containers.

  1. Bath tub or Big container
  2. Filter For the (outlet on bottom) with chicken wire or mossie net Filter On Top
  3. Old Blanket, Carpet, etc.
  4. Old Bricks or something heavy to hold the Filter net and carpet in space
  5. Liquid fertiliser –> In Bucket or container under the bathtub etc.

WORMS and Composts DONT LIKE:

  • Citrus peels
  • onions

Preparing the Home for the Worms and composting process:

To keep it simple: Fill the tub halfway with cow or horse manure – its partly decomposed vegetation.

–> (anything else would have to be aged) and add some worms. Then, top it off with food scraps each day, and the worms will come up for it.

  1. Layering – (BEST is Filling it with manure – Cow or horse)
  2. LAYERS of manure and Greens (Nitrogen Creates Heat and Starts the Process)
  3. 10-20% Layers of Browns (sticks, straw, Woodchips)
  4. I have Woodchips and cardboard on the walls
  5. filling The compost worms in Just google Worms juice or compost worms near you (from Farms or Online)
  6. Food scrubs on top or in a Pocket under the top layer
  7. watering –> EM Fertiliser – comes out of the sink into the bucket under the bathtub
  8. chicken Wire, Mat or some carpet on top

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Compost worm farms transform household waste into a resource, a very valuable resource, a nutrient-rich fertilizer (liquid and solid) while also closing the loop on food waste cycles in households.

Compost worms are a great way to make your own fertilizer for organic gardening, and they are equally as good for recycling food waste at home.

You can use an ordinary bathtub, set up to drain as normal.

Get a piece of wire and wrap it in screen to cover up the bath plug to act as filter.

Fill it up with water. The liquid draining out, picking up nutrient from the worm castings, and it makes excellent fertilizer. This is better than manure tea because it doesn’t go anaerobic and it has a neutral pH level. The final touch is adding a dense shade cloth over the top, protecting the worms from the sun and predators. Key Takeaways: • Composting worms are a great way to close the cycle of food-waste in your household and create daily liquid fertilizer, as well as incremental solid fertilizer (worm castings). • A worm farm is easy to make out of an old bathtub: The liquid should drain out of the tub as normal, caught in a container, and the castings can be harvested about every three months.

• It’s important to cover the tub with dense shade cloth because the worms do not like the sun.

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