Feeding Worms

Compost worms will consume all your house hold organic kitchen waste and yard trimmings, as well as all your old news papers and scrap paper, you can also put all your pet waste [pet poo] in you worm farm and the worms will eliminate this for you as well without any smell or pest problems.

What are the Requirements for compost worm feeding?

Compost worms will consume all your house hold organic kitchen waste and yard trimmings, as well as all your old news papers and scrap paper, you can also put all your pet waste [pet poo] in you worm farm and the worms will eliminate this for you as well without any smell or pest problems.

Worms like:

  1. – Fruit peelings and vegetable scraps
  2. – Tea bags
  3. – Bread
  4. – Rice
  5. – Grass cuttings (after heating stage)
  6. – Organic green yard waste (after heating stage)
  7. – Animal manures (beware of worm medications)
  8. – Scrap paper
  9. – Newspapers
  10. – Napkins
  11. – Soil or sand – To help with their digestive systems and provides a source of decomposer bacteria.

If worms are not consuming a certain food, do not put in again.

Warning: If you are using animal manures, make sure that the animals have not been given any worm medication, as this will be fatal to your worms. We age all our animal manures for one month before feeding to our worm stock.

Worms don’t like:

  1. – All fatty foods (The oil can suffocate the skin breathing worms.)
  2. – Onions
  3. – Garlic
  4. – Chillies
  5. – Capsicums
  6. – Any spicy foods
  7. – Dairy products (will make your worm farm smell)
  8. – Citrus foods
  9. – Meat (Will cause flies and maggots and make the bin smell)

It is very important to only feed enough food for a couple of days at a time, when there is only a small amount left re-feed the worm farm but in a different position in the worm farm. As your worm stock increase you can increase the amount of food that you are feeding.

Make sure that you keep an eye on the moisture levels in your worm farm, as some food has quite a lot of moisture. You might find that you will never need to add water if there is enough moisture in the food source.

Links:

  1. Worm farming
  2. Worm farm set-up
  3. Compost worms
  4. Worm farm bedding
  5. Compost worm feeding
  6. Harvesting worm cast
  7. Disposing of pet waste
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