Real World Gardener Compost Capers and Worm Farms

October 3rd, 2013

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

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Compost Capers

So you’ve had problems with your worm farm or you’ve heard that they smell?

Did you know that the stuff you get out of worm farms helps your plants to grow and resist disease?

These worm castings also helps your soil hold onto water longer-that’s called water holding capacity. Yeah that goes up.

Australia’s been heating up so it’s going to a good idea to get more of that water holding capacity into your soil.

But hold, on, you’ve tried worm farming but the worms disappeared or just grew thin.

Well, don’t give up because Cameron’s got plenty of tips to fix things up.

Listen to this.

Australia is second only to the America making waste.
Each year every Australian produces around 800kg of solid waste.
In New South Wales, an average of 65% of our household rubbish is food scraps, garden waste and other organic matter.
The best way to reduce our food and garden waste is to convert it to compost.
Organic material that is deposited in a landfill breaks down in anaerobic (without air) conditions, releasing methane and carbon dioxide.
Both of these gases are major contributors to the enhanced greenhouse effect.
Good reason to keep on composting I reckon.
If you have any questions about a worm farming, need some help, why not drop us a line.
Or send in a photo to or by post to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675, and I’ll send you a copy of the Garden Guardians in return.

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