“Compost can help gardens and flowerbeds in a number of ways. All the best farmers use compost on their crops because it provides vital nutrients to their plants. If you want the best compost, starting your own worm farm is really the best idea. With a few easy steps you can have your worm farm up and running and you will be so glad you did, especially if you are an avid gardener who takes pride in their plants.
The first step is deciding how many worm farms you want to have. You can have one to pretty much as many as you want, it depends on the time and effort you are willing and able to put into it as well as how much space you have for them. You will need a separate container for each worm farm. Although the containers do not have to be particularly large in size they will need to be adequately sized to hold twenty to thirty worms with room for them to move around.
The next step is preparing the containers so they are ready for the worms. There will need to be quite a few holes drilled in the bottom as well as up around the top. The holes should not be so large that the worms can escape but are important because they will provide drainage and ventilation in the containers. The holes should be as evenly spaced as possible.
Once the containers have been prepared properly you can get to work on the bedding. You will need to include a variety of materials to make bedding that is going to be suitable to keep healthy worms. Dried leaves and cardboard should also be added as these will help to soak up the water you add in to the soil on a regular basis. You will need to water the soil on a regular basis to keep the worms from dying.
The worms will also need to be fed because they cannot survive off soil alone. Anything from fruit and vegetable pieces to vacuum cleaner dust can be used to feed worms. Caring for a worm farm is really quite simple and it is a worthwhile venture to take on. Now you will have compost whenever you need it and it is so easy to use.”