Real World Gardener All About Worm Farms part 1

February 7th, 2017

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.


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worm Farms Series Part 1-All About Worms

Quite a few people are still not sure about whether or not they should invest in a worm far.

Is it too much work, where do you put the worm farm, and will it attract vermin are some of the questions that emerge?

But you can get away from the fact that a worm farm is a fantastic way to minimise food waste by turning your organic kitchen waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your plants and soils.

So how do the worms do it?



Let’s find out. I'm talking with Sophie Goulding, environment project officer with a local council.


PLAY: Worm farms part 1_1st February 2017

Worms don't have eyes, but have areas or spots on their skin which sense light.

B because worms dislike light, you need to keep them in a shady spot and covered.

Worms have up to 7 hearts but if you cut a worm in two, the back half will die and possibly the front half as well.

Worms start of as tiny eggs the size of a fertiliser prill.

Out of each egg, 5-7 worms will hatch out.

Keep your worm farm moist but not overly wet. worms don't like to dry out, but if your district experiences heavy rainfall, check the worm farm to make sure that your worms haven't drowned.

We’ll continue the series next week but just to remind you that compost is a soil conditioner but worm-improved compost is a slow release fertiliser and biostimulant as well.

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