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By having a worm farm, you can reduce the amount of organic waste that is sent to landfill. Worms provide a wonderful service to us by turning leftover food into nutrient rich castings which can be used for top dressing around plants, for feeding indoor plants and for adding to soil. The liquid ‘tea’ produced by worms can be used as a fertiliser and can be diluted and added to pot plants or used on your garden.
Worms like to eat fruit and vegetables scraps, teabags and coffee grounds, lawn clippings, fresh leaves, small amounts of bread and cake, shredded newspaper, crushed egg shells. Small pieces are easier to digest so blend your scraps with water before you feed them to your worms.Worms do not like to eat citrus, onion, garlic, corn cobs, meat or dairy products including cheese, fat and bones, or oily foods.
1. Smelly worm farm - Caused from too much food or too much moisture.
2. Vinegar flies - These are harmless but may mean too much food.
3. Ants – an indication that the bedding is too dry or acidic.