Worm Farming Makes Organic Compost for the Garden

Worm farming makes organic compost for the garden. By add earthworms to your kitchen scraps and compost pile you will grow the number of worms that break down organic materials for your soil.

| June/July 2000

  • Earthworms in the garden compost
    Feed the earthworms table scraps and cornmeal and the worms will multiply quickly.
    PHOTO: FOTOLIA/M. SCHUPPICH

  • Earthworms in the garden compost

Worm farming makes organic compost for the garden and each worm eats its weight in scrap daily. 

To create the best organic material for a garden, build a 4 by 4 enclosure, add potting soil and fill this type bed with earthworms. Feed the earthworms table scraps and cornmeal and the worms will multiply quickly. Worm farming makes organic compost for the garden, within a short period of time the soil will become enriched and can be used for your gardens. Earthworms consume a large amount of foodstuff daily, giving you a use for your table scraps.

Some cities are now considering using earthworms in their trash dump areas, since each worm eats its weight in scrap daily.

John W Higgins
Columbia, SC
 








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