Sunday, December 28, 2014

Worm Farm

One of my goals this year was to create a worm farm and all I can say is it's still 2014 so it was time to sort it out today.  The funny thing is sometimes this simple living thing can be expensive, take solar power for instance, using the sun for energy, how simple and effective is that however solar panels on your house is quite a huge outlay.

On a smaller scale, worms to start your worm farm don't come cheap and I bought 1000 worms from Bunnings for $55.  On top of buying the worms I didn't want to outlay another $70 for an actual plastic worm farm unit so we got into the recycling mode.  After seeing Tricia's post from Little Eco Footprints we decided to go with the home made version with the help of Sienna's artwork to identify the worm farm box.  Here's the link to the step by step instructions.  We are picking up another box off our friends today which will sit underneath this one and I've bought a plastic tap to go into the bottom box which was about $4 from Bunnings.  Hopefully we will get rid of our veggie scraps and make great worm juice for our veggie gardens.













10 comments:

  1. Thats so good!!! I got myself a compost/worm box too and im working on it! :) Using food scraps etc ... :) It feels so good

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  2. Kathy, just have to tell you that I got hold of the book A story of Seven Summers, that you recommended recently. And read it in a day! Great book. Thaks for the tip, Melindi

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    1. That's great Melindi................I LOVED IT.........couldn't put it down and I'm not a big book reader. Glad you enjoyed it too. Kathy

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  3. We haven't had any success with the worms... remember to keep them in the shade (!!!). Well done for fitting your goal in. Cheers to the year ahead for you (and the works, of course). x

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  4. That's great I hope it goes well and then you'll be even greener in 2015! Happy new year :)

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  5. You have a great little helper there Kathy!! You will be amazed at how much the worms can get through and what you can actually put in there!! Down to earth mother had a blog about it last year if you feel like googling, but I'm sure you are on to it!! Happy New Year xxx Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, I'll look that up. Kathy

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  6. Well done on the worm farm! We used a broken down chest freezer for ours - recycling/upcycling is the way to go - no need to pay for specific purpose unit when one can be made for zero cost. Your daughter looks VERY proud :)

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  7. Yay for worm farms, they are awesome and the kids will love it. They are always active and a little poking and you will find one peeping through. Here is a post I did about doing a worm farm two years ago. http://www.strayedtable.com/2013/03/16/how-to-build-a-worm-farm-with-recycled-polystyrene/

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  8. You will never regret getting a worm farm. I've had mine for years and its such a great asset to our home, reducing waste. Love your blog. Vanessa

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