When the most exciting place to be is in your own backyard!
A WORM FARMER
Worms are nature’s engineers. We need them to keep our soil healthy so that our plants can grow. Building a worm farm is a brilliant and easy way to recycle kitchen scraps and make nutritious worm tea for your garden.
W orm farming is a kind of composting. Worms happily eat anything that was once living, especially food scraps. What comes out the other end is called vermicast – webby stuff that’s fantastic for the soil - plus worm tea (some people like to call it ‘worm wees’ but its not at all smelly or gross).
Worm tea is amazing plant food. Your plants will love it! Before you feed it to your plants, mix it with enough water so it looks like a really weak cup of tea (but it’s only for plants - don’t drink it!).
You can buy a ready made worm farm – but it’s fun to make your own. There are lots of different ways – here’s how Mitch built his…
Usually tiger worms are used for worm farming. They are different to the ones you find wriggling in your soil at home.