If you one of those individuals who are interested in saving the environment and gardening, then you need to continue reading this article.
Worm farming is another term for worm compost and vermiculture is the technical word for it. it is a great way of getting reed of your food scraps.
Worm farming uses the same principles as composting, but does not generate heat, making it cold composting. This form of composting, produces what is called vermicast and worm tea which have high levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compared to ordinary soil. If you decide to get into worm farming ,Red wigglers are recommended. These worms survive on organic matters. So when you start off feed them, scrap foods like fruit peelings, hair clippings, vacuum dust, tea leaves and tea bags, egg shells and veggie scraps and peels. You should avoid feeding them foods containing high protein, animal products, oily foods, bread, uncooked onion or garlic or any dry foods. The food/scrap that these worms eat become compost as they pass through worms body. Only use vegetarian scraps when feeding the worms. Meat and other fatty foods will produce and attract pest like insects.
The time frame and life expectancy of these worms is based on a proper environment. Because worms are hermaphrodites, any one of the can reproduce if they are of the same species. These worms can produce about 12 babies per week. Baby worms mature in about 4 to 6 weeks and live for about a year, meaning you will have mature breeders after 6 weeks. If you want to stimulate reproduction feed the worms more egg shells or high calcium foods.
Worm farming is not only easy and cheap to use, you also get free compost and plant food, less waste goes into dumps and your garbage bins do not smell as bad. Worm farming provides an easy opportunity for you to enrich the soil your flower and vegetable gardens.